Food Ingredients Dictionary - Bulgur

In the continuation of food dictionary, next is Bulgar Wheat or broken wheat from the Tabbouleh Salad. Bulgur wheat is a natural whole grain cereal, made by coarsely milling grains of wheat (usually durum wheat). Do not get confused with cracked wheat. Bulgur is parboiled while cracked wheat is just crushed wheat grains.


Bulgur is a common ingredient of Turkish, Middle Eastern, Indian (daliya) and Mediterranean dishes for making pilafs, soups, bakery goods or for stuffing. Available in three grinds -- coarse foe making pilafs or stuffing, medium for cereals and fine for salads. When cooked, broken wheat has a very hearty, warm aroma and a grainy, delightful taste.

Minimal processing makes bulgur, highly nutritious. A cup of bulgur has fewer calories, more fiber and less fat than twice the fiber of brown rice. Replace white or brown rice with bulgur to maximize weight loss, as you would consume less calories but would still feel full. Bulgur is high in minerals and prevents constipation, reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.

10 comments:

Parita on September 10, 2009 at 5:42 AM said...

Once again, a lovely post!
I havent experimented with bulgar much, though it is on my to do list forever :)

Priya on September 10, 2009 at 1:12 PM said...

Such a lovely post, i do many dishes with this ultimate grain..

Shri on September 11, 2009 at 5:29 AM said...

Great info on Bulgar!And the salad looks very pretty on your prev post:)

lisa on September 11, 2009 at 6:12 AM said...

Great info! I'm a fan of bulgur and enjoy finding more ways to use it.

Joyce on September 11, 2009 at 7:17 AM said...

I had no idea there were such good benefits to eating bulger and I am going to the store tomorrow and will buy some. Also will be looking for more recipes to use them in.
Joyce

Maya on September 12, 2009 at 4:11 AM said...

Bulgurphiles unite :)

Kamala on September 15, 2009 at 10:29 AM said...

very useful and informative post

Megan@Feasting on Art on September 16, 2009 at 6:27 AM said...

Wow - bulgur sounds like a 'super' food! I will have to try my hand at cooking with it. I am not the biggest brown rice fan so this might be the perfect substitute.

Home Cooked Oriya Food on September 16, 2009 at 6:30 AM said...

Once again, a lovely post! Great info!

Anita on September 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM said...

Very interesting... great post, will look out for it.

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