Freekeh: Is This The New Quinoa?
Freekeh is the latest superfood craze packed with health benefits. Find out what all the hype is about.
Freekeh (also called Farik or Frikkeh) is the latest superfood to spark a foodie craze. It’s actually been around for a very long time, like, millenia, but only recently resurfaced as the newest superfood vying for Quinoa’s current top slot.
It’s got so many health benefits, there’s no doubt freekeh will be sprouting up on your plate before you know it. From an extremely high fibre content to a low glycemic index (meaning its goodness is released slowly over time), this grain does a whole lot of good for your body. It can help improve your eyesight and is also recommended if you’re trying to lose weight.
Here’s what you need to know about the craze-worthy grain that’s about to take over your kitchen.
What is it?
Freekeh is wheat that has been harvested before it’s ripe. It’s compared with quinoa and bulgur wheat because of the health benefits it packs, as well as the similar ways you can incorporate it into your diet. Think: a healthy risotto.
Why is it so amazing?
The green grain is full of fibre, which means it makes you feel fuller, longer (great for dieting) and acts as a prebiotic, stimulating growth of good bacteria along your digestive tract, meaning healthy bowels.
Freekeh has four times as much fibre as brown rice and twice as much as Quinoa, making the grain a bit of a miracle food when it comes to heart attack prevention. High fibre diets are proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and a host of cancers.
Video: Greenwheat Freekeh and Quinoa: Ancient Grains, Modern Nutrition | InHarvest Foodservice
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