Freekeh? What is that?
So glad you asked! Freekeh is a delicious roasted grain that is a great alternative to rice or other grains. (It has an awesome nutty, chewy texture and we offer it 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! How's that for a no brainer?
Here's the legend of how freekeh came to be...
Freekeh is a process which means "to rub" in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident over 2.000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers 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 it? We love it in soups, pilafs, salads, you name it! You can substitute Freekeh in any recipe that calls for rice or quinoa. There is really no wrong way to "get your Freekeh on."™ Adopt it, fall in love with it and tell us what you have created with Freekeh.
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, and we’re devoted eaters of organic foods, too!
Freekeh Foods is a Minneapolis based company that has a vision for providing 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. Our hope is that you and your family will grow with us as we strive to roll out high protein, nutrient rich, whole grain foods made with our finest product - Freekeh.
Troy DeSmet: President
Carolyn Lane: Vice President, Operations and Logistics
Eric Fast: Processing and Logistics
Jill Kohl: Vice President of Finance, and Human Resources
Bonnie Matthews: Marketing & Media Relations
Dean Chapla: Corporate Counsel
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!