Frekah pronounced free-kah in one word is wheat that is harvested while young and green. It’s roasted over an open fire, then the straw and chaff are burned and rubbed off to create it’s unique flavor.
Because the grains are harvested when they still young, Freekah contains more proteins, vitamins and minerals than the same mature grain or any other grain. Low in fat and high in protein and fiber, it has more protein and twice as much fiber as quinoa, and thus dominates Quinoa and many other grains. It fills you up and keeps you feeling full for longer period which can be a great option for weight loss and provides you with a well-balanced diet. Freekeh is also lower on the glycemic index making it an excellent choice for managing diabetes.
Freekah can be the perfect replacement for any wholegrains like quinoa, brown rice or bulgur. Add cooked Freekah to your salad, use it for risotto or to your homemade soups.