Q: What the freak is freekeh?
A: With the recent rise of interest in quinoa taking hold, a similar and highly nutritious whole grain oat has flown under the radar. Freekeh isn’t getting the fame it deserves. While it’s only beginning to gain popularity among American health enthusiasts and dieters, freekeh is an ancient grain with a Middle Eastern origin. It was discovered millenniums ago when young green wheat crops in the Mediterranean had been burned. Villagers were not ready to dispose of their food supply, however, and rubbed the wheat heads to discover a delicious grain which they dubbed, “freekeh,” meaning “rubbed.” Read more →