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KITLIVING

100g of freekeh has 40g carbs, 14g

fibre and 14g protein, 3g fat and has a

low glycaemic index of 40.

A whole grain, this young green wheat

packs in higher amounts of protein, fiber,

vitamins and minerals. Compared to

quinoa, freekeh has double the iron and

fewer calories. Compared to brown rice,

freekeh has up to three times the fiber

and double the protein.*

Whole grains can reduce the risk

of heart disease, cancer, and Type 2

diabetes. Whole-grain eaters tend to

have lower BMIs (body-mass indices),

lower waist-to-hip ratios, and a lower risk

of obesity. Whole grains can improve the

health of your digestive tract by promoting

regularity and enhancing the growth of

healthful bacteria.**

*source www.freekah.foods.com

**source www.diabetesselfmanagement.com

NUTRITION

of freekah

What the freekah?

Australian-based company Greenwheat

Freekah (available to buy in the UK) has

analyzed its values and determined the

grain to be high in protein and fibre, and

low in carbohydrates and glycemic index.

Freekeh is typically derived from wheat so

it's not gluten free. Sometimes referred to

as the smoky cousin of bulgur wheat,

freekeh is nutty and chewy, making it a

favourful addition to pilafs, soups and

stews.

Freekeh (also spelled frika or frikah)

is wheat that's been harvested while it's

still young. "It was probably discovered

by accident," writes Maria Speck in her

cookbook, Simply Ancient Grains. "When

farmers had to harvest wheat early (in its

green stage) during a rainy season." The

green, moist grain is then dried beside a

flame, which gives freekeh its signature

smoky flavor. Like spelt and farro, freekeh

has a nicely chewy texture, making the

cooked grains worthy for salads and side

dishes.

According to Sous Chef's website,

freekeh, also known as roasted green

wheat, frikkeh or farikah, is a nutritious

wholegrain wheat which has been

roasted when still green and young,

giving it smoky notes. The 'superfood'

also has a distinctive nuttiness, making

it both delicious and healthy. There

are two types of freekeh, cracked and

whole freekeh. This cracked freekeh is recipe overleaf

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broken down into smaller pieces, which

means it cooks more quickly and has a

slightly softer texture than whole freekeh.

Traditionally, cooked freekeh is used to

stuff quail, partridge, pigeon or peppers.

It also makes a great side dish - and if you

cook too much freekeh, then it can also

be used in a cold salad, mixed with fresh

herbs like a tabbouleh.

How to use it: The grain comes from

the Eastern Mediterranean, so try pairing

it with ingredients like eggplant, lentils,

chickpeas, red pepper pastes, and dried

fruit.

Click on on the covers to

see the cookbooks on

Hive.co.uk

Resources

www.wholegrainscouncil.org

www.greenwheatfreekeh.com.au

www.plated.com

www.souschef.co.uk

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