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By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

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Freekeh is a Middle Eastern wholegrain or cracked wheat. The wholegrain wheat is just called freekeh. The cracked version sometimes goes by the name ‘greenwheat’. Either way, the wheat is harvested before it is fully ripe and then roasted over an open fire so as to burn off the husks. This gives the wheat a wonderfully smoky and nutty flavour. It’s widely available in well-stocked supermarkets, in specialist stores, health-food shops and online.