Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Anti-fungal
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
May reduce cholesterol
Prevents sinusitis

Nutrition:

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

Farming Trivia:

  • 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.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.