Whole grain bulgur is a type of dried wheat that is frequently made from durum wheat. F.Garcia’s bulgur is made from whole wheat kernels. Processing the hulled kernels includes parboiling, cleaning, drying and cracking them. This increases the usability and improves the taste of bulgur wheat.
A staple food in many parts of the world for thousands of years, bulgur wheat is a common ingredient in dishes in the Middle East, India, Eastern Mediterranean and Turkish countries. And it as a main ingredient in dishes like tabbouleh and kibbeh.
Preparing this whole grain is simple and easy. Similar to rice, fast-cooking bulgur typically cooks in only 15 minutes. While it is perfect for savory dishes like pilaf, stir-fry, curry and soup, it is also perfect for baked goods, hot cereals or in porridge. Bulgur wheat is also a good substitute for rice, couscous, barley or quinoa. Plus it is ideal for all your favorite vegetarian and vegan dishes. In addition, it is a delicious replacement for side dishes like pasta, potatoes or stuffing.
Most of all, this whole grain is highly nutritious, low in calories, naturally high in fiber and low in fat. Furthermore, wheat bulgur is a good source of vitamins and minerals like manganese, magnesium, iron, potassium, niacin, folate, thiamin and vitamin B6. It is also a ‘superfood’ because of its nutritional density. Finally, the Whole Grains Council and the USDA recognize it is as a whole grain.
There are a number of health benefits to eating bulgur wheat. First of all, regular consumption of whole grain foods can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Evidence also suggests that whole grains help people with digestive disorders, diabetes and obesity. Lastly, F.Garcia’s bulgur wheat will be a welcome addition to many of your favorite dishes.