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Freekeh (pronounced “FREE-kah”) is an ancient Middle Eastern cereal that is made from whole grain roasted green wheat. Freekeh is a promising superfood that is often compared to quinoa and farro. Freekeh is an easy-to-make grain that can add flavor and nutrition to a balanced meal.

How to Cook Freekeh

To cook, combine one cup of our freekeh with two and a half cups water or broth, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp olive oil. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes. It’s ready to serve as-is or with your choice of seasonings. Cooking freekeh is extremely easy to do and difficult to mess-up.

Recipe Ideas

But this basic freekeh recipe is just the beginning. Cooked freekeh is similar in flavor, texture and consistency to both rice and couscous, but it is much more nutritious. Try substituting this superfood for rice or couscous in all sorts of recipes–salads, soup, casseroles and more– to reinvent it as a high-fiber meal. You can also make freekeh flour by grinding the grains.

Store freekeh in sealed plastic or glass containers in a cool, dark, dry cabinet. Freekeh will stay fresh for one year if properly stored.

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Ratings & Reviews

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September 4, 2022
Haven’t cooked it yet but I’m sure it will stellar.
, Reno, NV
March 13, 2022
Onion, Ethiopian spices and parsley soaked for 3 days then heated. Delivers a rice like side dish easy to digest.
, Neptune, NJ
March 6, 2022
I love it
, Louisville, KY
February 27, 2022
When I first opened the bag I was disappointed that I didn’t catch the characteristic smoky aroma coming from the grain, but oddly enough that slightly smoky flavor comes through once it’s cooked. Super stoked to have a freekeh source since it can be really hard to find. Be sure to rinse and soak if you don’t want to find the occasional bit of charred hull in your mouth. Just goes to show it’s the real deal.
, Gold River, CA
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Dry Whole Grain Green Wheat. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, sesame, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 45g (~1.6 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value
Total Fat   0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol   0mg0%
Sodium   0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate   23g8%
Dietary Fiber 5g19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein   5g

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice

More Info

Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of origin: United States

ID: 8416

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Superfoods (79) Grains (67)