FAQ

 

How do you pronounce Freekeh?

Free-kuh.

 

What is Freekeh?

According to legend, Freekeh originated by accident when an ancient Middle Eastern village was attacked and their young wheat fields were set ablaze. In attempts to salvage their crops, the villagers rubbed away the burnt chaff and found that the roasted kernels inside were delicious! Since that time, Freekeh (which literally means, “to rub”) became a mainstay of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

 

Freekeh is a wheat product & therefore contains gluten.

Yes, Freekeh contains gluten—but because of when the wheat is harvested and processed, the gluten is denatured.  Some people find that Freekeh has fewer side effects than other wheat products; however, keep in mind that Freekeh still contains gluten.

 

I have Celiac disease; can I eat Freekeh?

No, you probably shouldn’t—as the allergen is still present.

 

How do you cook it?

You can cook Freekeh on the stovetop in a saucepan, or in a rice cooker (on thebrown rice setting). Simply use 1 part Freekeh to 2 1/2 parts of water or broth—bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until tender.

 

What does it taste like?

Freekeh has a smokey flavor, and nutty chewy texture. Our freekeh comes in three varieties: The Classic Original, and two seasoned flavors—a savory blend of organic Rosemary and Sage, and a bold and authentic Tamari, flavored with organic
shoyu sauce.

 

Where can I find Freekeh?

Our product is found in the same grocery aisle as other grains like quinoa and rice. If you can’t find it at your local health food store, ask them to carry Freekeh!

 

How does Freekeh compare to other grains?

Freekeh has up to three times the fiber and protein found in brown rice, and fewer calories than quinoa and white rice.

Freekeh is a great choice to use in recipes you already
enjoy—the cook times are comparable to brown rice, so
it’s easy to choose Freekeh!

 

Who is Freekeh Foods?

We are a small 6 person company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are a fun group of passionate foodies who believe in providing nutrient dense, sustainably produced foods to consumers. Freekeh is our first retail packaged product. Our goal is to expand awareness of freekeh to consumers by building our brand and also reaching the Food Ingredient buyers nationwide. Our long term goal is to make freekeh a household staple at the American dinner table.