Made from young, green wheat that is toasted and cracked, freekah tastes like a slightly more grassy bulgur wheat, with a chewy texture. It is simply cooked, boiled for 15 or so minutes in water. It can then be added to salads in the place of brown rice or barley or made into risottos and pilafs. Freekah can be bought cracked or wholegrain (which takes longer to cook) from health food stores or online. It is high in fibre, protein, calcium, selenium, potassium and magnesium.
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