How to Cook Freekeh:
Plunge in salted boiling water for 10 minutes, 1 part freekeh for every 2 to 2 1/2 parts water.
1 cup freekeh
a bunch of watercress, chopped
1 pomegranate, seedless, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup cucumber, chopped and peeled
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 can spicy tuna flakes, oil removed
3 tsp tarragon herbs
3 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
3 tsp parsley herbs
1/2 feta cheese
Salt and ground black pepper
Toast freekeh until fragrant.
Cook in boiling water as per instructions until al dente.
Drain the freekeh and place it in a bowl.
Arrange the tomatoes, pomegranate, watercress.
Sprinkle olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs.
Top with tuna flakes and crumbled feta cheese (add a little of the tuna oil if preferred).
Season with salt and ground black pepper.
Serve chilled or at room temperature and enjoy!
Freekeh (smoked green wheat)
*Allergen information: Possible presence of cereals containing gluten.
Considered as super grain, it is an excellent source of dietary fiber providing 77% of the daily recommended value per 100-gram serving. It has three times the value of fiber and protein from brown rice. It also has a low glycemic index making it suitable for weight loss management and diabetes.
What is more, it has a special type of dietary fiber called resistant starch, which promotes healthy digestion and has less impact on blood sugar.
As a whole grain, Freekeh may help reduce the risk of heart disease by aiding in lowering blood pressure, bad cholesterol levels, and optimize the function of the heart.
It also contains prebiotics, which helps promote gut health.
It is also a good source of B vitamins, protein, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, selenium, and iron.
Keep away from heat, humidity, and light.