Organic Freekeh Coarse

About

This organic freekeh (pronounced freek-ah) is made from young, green wheat that has been gently roasted and rubbed to remove the tough outer husk, leaving behind a part-roasted kernel. This unique process allows the raw wheat’s naturally occurring nutrients to be retained. This wholegrain food is high in dietary fibre and digested slowly by the body, thus keeping you satiated for long periods of time. Freekeh has a magical smoky flavour with a firm, chewy texture making it a flavoursome alternative to many other grains. It is not gluten-free, however would be preferable over other gluten-containing grains because it is full of prebiotics which make it easier to digest and unlikely to cause upset in your gut.

Uses

Add 1 cup of freekeh to 2 ½ cups of water or stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and gently simmer until all liquid has been absorbed and the grains are soft. This should only take approximately 15-20 minutes. Freekeh can be enjoyed as a warming porridge either on its own or paired with porridge oats, and is commonly used as a substitute for rice and quinoa in curries, stews and stir-fries. Herbed and flavoured freekeh is delicious when made into stuffings and filled into roasted capsicums, eggplants and sweet potatoes. Uncooked freekeh can be added directly to soups, stews and other slow-cooking creations to cook away for approximately 30 minutes; just make sure there is plenty of liquid to be absorbed up. It can also be added to breads, loaves, muffins and cookies. Freekeh is a wonderful salad filler, adding flavour and filling. Try this Freekeh Mushroom Salad w Pea Hummus for a super comforting meal over the winter months.

Information

Ingredients: Organic Freekeh Bulghur Wheat Coarse

Allergens: This product contains gluten.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Shelf Life: Up to 12 months when stored as above.

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