Thursday, September 10, 2015

Freekeh review & GIVEAWAY!

Disclosure: I was sent two packages of Freekeh in exchange for this post. Thanks to Sweat Pink for coordinating this partnership. 

I love trying new foods and when I got the opportunity to try Freekeh, I was excited to experience cooking with a new grain. Freekeh Foods sent me two packages to try--tamari and the original flavor.

What is Freekeh? Here is a history from the freekeh foods website: Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and “Eureka!” Freekeh was created. 

Freekeh has up to three times the fiber and protein found in brown rice, and fewer calories than quinoa and white rice. Freekeh is a great choice to use in recipes you already enjoy, from salads, to soups, to main dishes—the cook times are comparable to brown rice, so it’s easy to choose Freekeh!
I decided to make a simple bowl of Freekeh with almond milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon from the Freekeh foods website.
 The recipe also recommended adding Earth Balance or butter.
In the end, it was a delicious and filling bowl. 
 Here are the nutrition facts from the original packaging.

I first learned about Freekeh from this Greatist article a couple of months ago.  I like that it's low on the glycemic index and high in fiber, which I am trying to increase my intake of. 
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Now is your chance to win one package (original, rosemary sage or tamari flavor) of Freekeh to try! US entrants only please. Giveaway ends at midnight on September 15th, 2015. I will e-mail the winner directly and they will have 48 hours to respond. 
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