The Health Food Emporium Bulgur Wheat is a cereal grain made from dried and cracked durum wheat. Bulgur wheat is a naturally high-fibre, low-fat, low-calorie grain that provides various nutrients and is an especially good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and fibre. This fibre-rich whole grain may have a positive impact on heart health, weight loss, blood sugar control and digestive health.
Bulgur wheat is very simple to prepare. Bulgur can be used in almost any recipe that calls for rice, couscous or a similar grain.
The cooking process is similar to that of rice or couscous in that boiling water is used to soften the grain. Once cooked Bulgur can be used in salads like tabbouleh or pilafs, alongside herbs, vegetables, spices and sometimes other grains. It can be used as a base for breakfast-style porridges with oats, or in soups, stews and chilli.