Coarsely ground Freekeh

Coarsely ground Freekeh

Freekeh is a smoked green wheat. The Freekeh is ground coarse or fine and is suitable for soups and stewing. The wheat is harvested while still green and goes through a roasting and smoking process. This process keeps its high nutritional value e.g. due to it's law glycemic index it is suitable for diabetic diet.
100gr
Price: 9.00
100% purity and natural quality without any preservatives or other added subtances

Freekeh is a wheat that is harvested green, then roasted and smoked. Its early harvesting means it contains little starch and is a low carbohydrate, low gluten option for soups and stews, an accompaniment to meat, and as a substitute for rice.

Elbabour’s freekeh is harvested by Nazarene residents of the Galilee villages in late April and early May, before the crop fully ripens and turns yellow. The green wheat is roasted on a fire and the grain removed and dried well. Women clean the grain to remove impurities, and large sacks of this hand-picked grain are brought to Elbabour for grinding. By the end of summer, Nazarene families have bags of freekeh, bulgur wheat and lentils, as well as labaneh (strained yogurt) and olive oil stored. During the long winter months, they enjoy steaming freekeh soup, thick freekeh with rice, or luxurious, heavy freekeh with lamb.