The Out Guide to Superfoods
By Andrew Belonsky
Release Its Power: An excellent, protein-loaded substitute for oatmeal in the morning or replacement for couscous with dinner, freekeh is best boiled and mixed with a variety of ingredients.
Good For?: A great grain for a quick energy boost, freekeh’s high protein count is perfect for vegans and vegetarians looking to keep their bodies strong.
Fun Fact: Freekeh itself is not a grain. Rather, the name comes from the way grains, typically durum, are shucked before maturation (thus locking in the protein), then sun-dried or fire-roasted to give them a nutty flavor.
Pickup Spots: Middle Eastern stores carry freekeh, as do organic groceries like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
Origins: Freekah comes from southern Australia and is primarily manufactured in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, through the brand Greenwheat.