What is Freekeh?
Freekeh is a type of grain made from young green wheat that has been roasted and cracked. It is commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine and has a slightly smoky, nutty flavor. Freekeh is high in fiber, protein, and several important nutrients, including iron, calcium, and zinc. It can be used in a variety of dishes, such as soups, salads, and pilafs, and is a popular alternative to rice or couscous.
It is commonly produced in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. In Arabic, it is commonly known as "farik" or "frikeh." In Turkey, it is called "firik," while in Iran, it is known as "parched wheat" or "dahan wheat." In some parts of the world, it may also be referred to as "green wheat," "roasted green wheat," or "smoked wheat."