Freekeh - Arabian Wheat Berries

Freekeh - Arabian Wheat Berries

D'allesandro

Origin: Middle East and India

Size: 12 ounce

$6.99

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Freekeh, pronounced "free-ka" and alternately spelled farik or fireek, is an ancient grain like farro or wheat berries. Freekeh is from the Near East and Northern Africa, where is it enjoyed as a side dish like rice or pasta, but also ground into flour for bread. Freekeh is unique in that only the young "green" berries of wheat are harvested. The wheat berries are dried in the sun for a day, then roasted or fired on a grill. This burns off the outer layer of the wheat, but leaves the young, moist berry intact.

Like regular wheat berries, Freekeh takes some time to cook, but is more than worth the effort. Simply add one cup water to one cup Freekeh and simmer in a covered pot for an hour. Then toss with olive oil, herbs, feta, or grilled vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Freekeh - Arabian Wheat Berries by D'allesandro

Serving Size 45g (dry) Total Servings 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 160

Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g

Saturated Fat 1g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholestrol 0mg

Sodium 0mg

Total Carbohydrates 32g

Dietary Fiber 5g

Sugars 1g

Protein 6g

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0.02%

Calcium

0%

Iron

0.15%

Vitamin E

0%

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