FREEKEH

Freekeh
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FREEKEH

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Description:

Freekeh is a 100 percent natural and highly nutritious grain that is making its way onto menus nationwide! Freekeh which means "rubbed one" in Ancient Aramaic is natural wheat that is harvested while soft, young and tender, then parched, roasted and dried. This process gives Freekeh its unique smoky aroma, nutty flavor and toasted taste. This highly nutritious super food contains up to four times the fiber of brown rice and is high in iron, packed with protein and considered a low GI food. Helpful in promoting a healthy digestive system, this grain has proven beneficial when managing diabetes. Described as a smoky cousin to bulgur wheat, Freekeh is native of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Egypt.

Ingredient Statement:

Wheat Berries. (Contains Wheat, Gluten)

Use Freekeh in place of rice, pasta spelt or farro. Delicious in soups, salads, casseroles, risotto, pilafs, stuffings, puddings and pastries. Freekeh may also be used as a substitute for oatmeal. For a creative side dish, toss chilled Freekeh with fresh greens and dried fruit. In Lebanon, its often served topped with chicken and toasted pine nuts. For added flavor, use chicken stock when boiling. Substitute for rice and make an exciting stir-fry dish.

Recommended Preparation Instructions:

In a large saucepan, add 2 cups of water (or chicken broth), 1 cup of Freekeh, pinch of salt (only if using water) and 1 Tbs olive oil (optional). Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Cover the saucepan with a tightly fitting lid. Lower heat and simmer for 40-45 minutes. Ensure all water is absorbed and grains are tender before serving.

One cup dry yields 2 cups cooked.

Product Description

Freekeh is a 100 percent natural and highly nutritious grain that is making its way onto menus nationwide! Freekeh which means "rubbed one" in Ancient Aramaic, is a natural wheat that is harvested while soft, young and tender, then parched, roasted and dried. This process gives Freekeh its unique smoky aroma, nutty flavor and toasted taste. This highly nutritious super food contains up to four times the fiber of brown rice and is high in iron, packed with protein and considered a low GI food. Helpful in promoting a healthy digestive system, this grain has proven beneficial when managing diabetes. Described as a smoky cousin to bulgur wheat, Freekeh is native of Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Egypt.

Physical

Color: Light to dark reddish tan.

Flavor: Nutty, smoky flavor.

Size: Approximately ¼ inch long, wheat shaped grain.

Chemical

Moisture: N/A

Sulfites: N/A

Heat Level: N/A

Ingredient Statement:

Wheat Berries.

Allergen Statement

Contains Wheat, Gluten.

Packaging & Storage

Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).

Packaging: Poly bag in box.

Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.

About Nutritional Information

Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources.  Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 45g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 10
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 0g  
Protein 5g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 10%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.