Freekeh? What is that?
So glad you asked! Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that is a great improvement to rice or other grains. It has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. We offer it organically in 3 varieties: Original, Rosemary Sage and Tamari. What's more, freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice. Freekeh is also naturally low in sodium and vegan!
Here's the legend of how freekeh came to be...
Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. They say, Freekeh was discovered by accident over 2.000 years ago in the Middle East when a crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most farmers would sulk over their misfortune, but they rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and "Eureka!" Freekeh was created. We're proud to offer you this tasty, nutritious ancient grain with a funny name.
So what do you do with Freekeh?
The question should be...what can't you do with Freekeh? We love it in soups, pilafs, salads, main dish, side dish, breakfast, lunch, dinner. You name it! You can use Freekeh in any recipe that calls for rice or quinoa. There is no wrong way to "get your Freekeh on."® Fall in love with this new ancient grain and share with us your favorite way to "get your freekeh on!"
For recipe ideas hop on over to the recipe section! There are some mouth watering healthy recipes, including lots of vegan options.
What Others Are Saying
Freekeh Foods was founded in 2012 by Troy De Smet and a team of dedicated industry professionals. Our team has extensive experience working in many facets of the organic foods industry combined for over 25 years, and we’re devoted lovers of organic foods, too!
Freekeh Foods is a Minnesota based company that has a vision for providing U.S. grown, high quality, drought tolerant, nutrient dense, non-GMO, organic products for years to come.
Our company is unique - we are not just the brand of Freekeh Foods, we are also the producers of Freekeh! We work side-by-side with a third generation ranch family to grow and process this product for you on their 100% solar powered & water concisous farm. Our hope is that you and your family will grow with us as we strive to create high protein, nutrient rich, whole grain foods made with our finest product - Freekeh - to dinner tables across the country.
Troy De Smet: President
Carolyn Lane: Vice President, Operations & Logistics
Eric Fast: Processing & Logistics
Catherine Vranyes: Grain Merchandiser
Jill Kohl: Vice President of Finance, & Human Resources
Dean Chapla: Corporate Counsel
Farrah De Smet: Order Processing & Social Media
Lisa De Smet: Media, Demo & Tradeshow Coordinator & Customer Service
Organic Freekeh Nutritional Facts!
Freekeh is a healthy alternative to rice because it has up to 3 times the protein as even brown rice! Freekeh is a roasted ancient grain that is equal to quinoa in protein and fiber.
Our freekeh is also low glycemic according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is recommended by many dieticians who have type 2 diabetes as a healthy complex carb.
See for yourself! It’s low sodium, good protein and fiber - a great combination for athletes, folks watching their waistline and kids too!
We got an “A” grade on Caloriecount.com too! Dr. Oz recommends freekeh as one of his “7 Essentials for women over 40.” check it out!