Fit Approach and Freekeh Foods recently teamed up to share a new-to-me food with me and my readers.
|Source: Freekeh Foods|
Before this project, I did not know what freekeh (pronounced: free-kuh) was. I learned that it is a roasted green wheat and is a staple in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.
According to their website, “Freekeh has up to three times the fiber and protein found in brown rice, and fewer calories than quinoa and white rice.” Note that since freekeh is made of wheat, it is not gluten-free.
Freekeh Foods makes three varieties of flavors: original, rosemary and sage and tamari. It is also super easy to cook. Just throw it in a pot with water and cook for 20 minutes.
When I first heard about freekeh, I thought it could be used as a replacement for quinoa or rice. Unfortunately, my kitchen currently looks like this, so I was not able to experiment much with freekeh.
I did, however, cook a batch of the original flavor of freekeh the night before we demo-ed our kitchen. I used it as a topping for a Greek-inspired salad of kale, tomatoes, feta and Greek dressing.
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Disclosure: I was provided with two packages of freekeh from Freekeh Foods and Fit Approach for the purpose of this review and giveaway. No compensation was provided for this post. All opinions are my own. Read my full disclosure here.