Aids in digestion
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
May reduce cholesterol
Serving size: 1 cup cooked; Calories: 151; Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 9 mg; Carbs: 34g;Fiber: 8g; Sugars: .3g; Protein: 6g; Potassium: 4%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 0%DV; Calcium: 2%DV; Iron: 10%DV
Did You Know?
- Although bulgur is one of the lesser-known whole grains, it contains a wealth of fiber and B vitamins.
- It's a low-glycemic-index food, so it's good for insulin and blood-glucose levels.
- Bulgur was actually used as part of the diet of US olympic athletes at the training center in Colorado Springs!
Ways to Eat:
- As a rice substitute
- In a salad
- Bulgur is used in multiple Turkish recipes
- The process of making bulgur out of wheat originated in the Mediterranean.
- In fact, bulgur may have been man's first "processed food." Arab, Israeli, Egyptian, and Roman civilizations record eating dried, cooked wheat as early as 1,000 BCE.
- Bulgar wheat is made from boiling, drying, and cracking wheat berries.