Sunday, January 4, 2015
A New Grain: Greenwheat
Freekeh is a cereal made from a specially prepared green wheat, and according to Wikipedia, a similar food was mentioned in the Bible, which makes it interesting. It´s easy to make, you have to cook it with lots of water for ab. 15 minutes and you can use it as rice substitute. I also mixed it with fried onions, garlic and scrambled eggs. The package suggests you can eat it with different herbs and Greek yogurt or use it for an Eastern style salad with tomatoes, cucumbers etc. It tastes quite all right, though I probably wouldn´t want to eat it every day.
On the down side it´s quite pricy, as I paid 2 euros for 200g, which is quite a lot considering than rice can be bought for less than 1 euro a kilo. (At least it´s about 1 euro though I forgot the exact price). On the plus side, greenwheat has a lot of fiber and a low glycemic index which is good for those suffering from diabetes. I thought it was a good idea to provide 'a consumer review' of this relatively new sort of cereal.
P.S. For the commenter from Finland, I haven't forgotten about your question and I'm planning to write about it next week.
Have a blessed Sunday!