Green Wheat Freekeh 200g

Brand Name: Zaytoun

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Green Wheat Freekeh

Freekeh is Young Green Wheat that is harvested in the spring and flame-roasted before the husks are rubbed off.

An aromatic grain packed with protein and fibre, freekeh is rich in flavour and texture.

It’s simple to cook and is delicious in risotto, pilaf, soup, or salad, and it’s delicious as an accompaniment to roasted vegetables and meats.

Traditionally it is slowly simmered in stock for a nourishing soup a Palestinian staple for centuries.

Legend has it that it was discovered by accident, one spring, millennia ago, a Mediterranean village was attacked by invading armies causing the villagers to flee. When they returned later that spring, they found their Wheat crop, their source of livelihood, had been set on fire. Faced with the prospect of starvation, they rubbed off (fareek) the husk, to see what could be salvaged.

Thanks to the high moisture level in the milky, green kernels, it was not burnt but much to their surprise, it was perfectly roasted and imbued with a wonderfully smoky aroma.

Nowadays Palestinian farmers replicate this ancient process.

Zaytoun Is a Community Interest Company Founded In 2004.

Our aim to promote fair traded Palestinian produce and to reinvest profits back into supporting Palestinian livelihoods. We are still bowled over by the tastes and flavor of Palestinian food, and the expertise of the farming communities who, year after year, share their harvests with us. Their love of good food and the way it has of bringing people together inspires and delights us as much as ever.

We offer premium quality products that are ethically sourced, sustainably grown, and sourced from farmers in Palestine. Harvested and prepared by hand, our products are a testament both to the proud heritage and culinary traditions of the Palestinian people, and the exceptional quality of Palestinian produce.

All Zaytoun products are sourced from farmers whom we visit regularly, and we are proud to share the gifts of their vibrant culture with you.

  • green wheat harvested in spring
  • high contains protein and fibre
  • is rich in flavour and texture
  • flame-roasted with smoky flovour
  • It is simple to cook

Indication: For your best recipes

Direction for use: Add it to your best recipes

Ingredients: green wheat

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