Freekeh Cracked Grain Variety
It is an ancient Arabian dish derived from Levantine and North African cuisines, remaining popular in many countries of the eastern Mediterranean Basin where durum wheat originated.
The wheat is harvested while the sheaves are still green and the seeds are soft; then it is piled and sun-dried. The piles are carefully set on fire so only the straw and chaff burn, not the seeds whose high moisture content prevents them from burning. Next, the roasted wheat is subjected to threshing and sun-drying to deliver the flavour and uniform texture, and color. This threshing process gives this food its name, farīk or “rubbed” in Arabic. Finally, the seeds are cracked into smaller pieces so they resemble a green bulgur.
Freekeh is pronounced free-ka.
Our Freekeh is 100% natural, free from all stones, rocks, chemicals, colouring, preservatives, additives, pesticide residues and GMO.
Also due to the fact that it is picked while still green, Freekeh has many health benefits:
- Low carb and high in fiber.
- Greatly improves bowel health.
- High in Fiber
- Good prebiotic effect
- Low GI
- Low fat
Freekeh comes ready to steam, boil or microwave in minutes. Freekeh is an extremely versatile food, it can be served on its own or as a side dish ( like rice).
THIS SPECIFIC GRAIN IS CRACKED, WHICH TAKES SLIGHTLY LESS TIME TO COOK AND IS IN SMALLER GRANULES THAN ITS WHOLEGRAIN FREEKEH COUNTERPART.