How do you pronounce Freekeh?
What is Freekeh?
Since the cradle of civilization whole grains have been at the center of communities. In fact, Freekeh has been featured in recipes dating all the way back to 2300 BC which means Freekeh is an ancient super food!
Freekeh is named after the process of rubbing fire roasted young wheat. Freekeh is harvested in early spring when stores of grain from the previous season may have been used up. The early harvest means less water is used to grow the plant and less time for weeds to grow. Harvesting the green wheat early also locks in nutrients like protein and fiber. But the reason this spring offering continues to be harvest and roasted today? Freekeh is delicious. Freekeh is roasted green wheat with nothing added! #freekehfoodie
Freekeh is a culinary superfood. When young green wheat is fire roasted it becomes a delicious nutrient rich powerhouse.
Does Freekeh Contain Wheat?
Yes, Freekeh is fire roasted durham wheat that is harvest early when the grain is still green. When the wheat is fire roasted the gluten is denatured and many wheat sensitive people eat freekeh with fewer side effects.
I have Celiac disease; can I eat Freekeh?
No, you probably shouldn’t—as gluten is still present.
You can cook Freekeh on the stovetop in a saucepan, or in a rice cooker (on the brown rice setting). Simply use 1 part Freekeh to 2 1/2 parts of boiling water or broth. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
What does Freekeh taste like?
Freekeh is fire roasted young wheat with a smoky flavor and nutty chewy texture.
Where is Freekeh Grown?
Customers want transparency when it comes to their food. Our company, Freekeh Foods, is the only company to grow and fire roast Freekeh in North America.
Freekeh can be 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!
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!
When a seed is planted it grows from the roots down; it is with that intention we get connected to our ancient roots and bring protein rich grains from farm land to table. At Freekeh Foods, we cultivate a workplace culture that promotes ownership-we are family, employee, farmer, and processor owned.
What do you do with Freekeh?
The question should be...what can't you do with Freekeh? We love it in soups, pilafs, salads, you name it! There really is no wrong way to Freekeh