Green wheat freekeh is a flavorful ancient grain that cooks up quickly and tastes delicious. Freekeh (also known as farik or frikeh) is the name for roasted young wheat, and it is a traditional food of the Middle East and Northeastern Africa.
What Makes Freekeh So Healthy? One half cup of cooked freekeh has about 130 calories, 1 gram of total fat and 8 grams of protein. It's free of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. This ancient gem is an excellent source of manganese, providing 70% of your recommended daily amount.
For cracked freekeh, use one part freekeh to three parts liquid. Rinse before adding to boiling salted water or stock. Return to the boil, cover and simmer for 15-20 mins or until tender. Wholegrain freekeh needs more water and a longer cooking time, 35-45 mins or until tender.