simple • healthy • delicious
Freekeh (pronounced “free-ka”) is a versatile superfood packed with nutrition and health benefits.
Freekeh is an ancient grain whose name is derived from the ancient Aramic language. The word 'farik', meaning rubbed, describes a natural process discovered 4,300 years ago, which uses fire to capture grains at peak taste and nutrition. This 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.
Our Freekeh is free of chemicals, perservatives, and anything genetically modified. It’s a grain that is healthy, easy to prepare, and is more nutritious than traditional rice or pasta. Freekeh has a superb toasted nutty flavor and carries a superb nutritional profile, making it worthy of being the newest super grain. It is higher in vitamins, minerals and lower in glycemic index than most other grains.
It contains 70% of your daily intake of manganese, an antioxidant enzyme. With 8g of protein and 16% of your daily value of fiber, you’re left feeling fuller while consuming less. And with 1 cup of dry freekeh producing 3 cups of cooked freekeh in about 15 minutes, you are left with a grain that is not only nutritious, delicious and aromatic, but also an amazing value.