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Nature's Earthly Choice Cracked Freekeh

Product Description

Freekeh is an ancient grain whose name is derived from the ancient Aramic language. The word farik, meaning rubbed, describes a natural process discovered 4300 years ago which uses fire to capture grain at peak taste and nutrition. The process begins with harvesting wheat while still young, soft, and green. The grain is then dried naturally prior to being roasted over an open fire. Once roasted, the wheat goes through a further rubbing process to give it uniform color, texture, and flavor. We have cracked the grain to shorten the cooking time and to enhance the taste and texture of the grain even more. Free of chemicals, preservatives, and anything genetically modified, Freekeh brings to the American consumer a grain that is healthy, easy to prepare, and is more nutritious than traditional rice or pasta. Freekeh's health and nutritional benefits make it worthy of being the newest super grain. It is higher in vitamins and minerals and lower in glycemic index than most other grains. Freekeh is also high in fiber and protein, so you can consume less and feel fuller. Freekeh is also a great value with 1 cup dry Freekeh producing 3 cups cooked Freekeh in about 15 minutes! Simple, healthy, delicious and easy to prepare! Thanks to Nature's Earthy Choice, it's always easier to bring the best of Mother Nature to your family's table.

• Young green wheat that's been toasted to bring out the nuttiness and give it a slightly crunchy texture.

• Low GI Food with Excellent Insulin Response

• High in Fiber (4x The Amount in Brown Rice)

• High Protein Content

• Pronounced, free-kah, the Arabic name actually translates to rub, referring to the process by which freekeh is made. The process starts by picking young green grains, most commonly wheat, then parching, roasting and rubbing off the grain. Because the grains are harvested while young, they retain the maximum nutritional value, not to mention the best flavor and texture. History traces freekeh back to ancient Egypt and in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. The story goes that in 2300 B.C., a nation in the Eastern Mediterranean was anticipating an attack on their city. Worried about losing their crops and starving, they picked the early green heads of wheat and stored them. Unfortunately, the city came under fire and their green wheat was burnt. The people, not ready to throw out their food supply, rubbed the wheat heads and found the grain not only edible, but delicious!

Preparation Instructions

How to Cook: Place 2-1/2 cups cold water, 1 cups freekeh, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tbsp olive oil into a large lidded saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Pop the lid on. Lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Check that all the water has been absorbed and grains are tender before serving. Ready in about 15 min.

Ingredients Freekeh.

Name Value
Quantity 1
Size (oz.) 14
Type Freekeh
Height 8.00
Width 2.80
Depth 5.55
Weight 0.605
Safety Warning
Contains wheat. Freekeh is an agricultural product. Despite the use of modern cleaning equipment it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Always rinse and sort freekeh before cooking.
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Nutrition Facts
  • Cracked Freekeh

    Serving Size   0.25 cup(40g)
    Serving Per Container 10.0000

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 130
    Calories from Fat 10
    Total Fat 1g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 8g
    Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
    Calcium 2% Iron 8%
    Magnesium 10% Manganese 70%
    Zinc 8% Phosphorous 15%


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