This sort of wheat is supposed to be easier to digest, and also very fresh and sweet-tasting. We thought it had a pleasant nuttiness.
The packets at Trader Joe's have wheat that's already cooked and moist, ready to microwave for a quick breakfast, or to add into soups and casseroles. For $2.29 a packet, this is a good shortcut to more whole grains. Dried farro or wheat takes a while to cook, and we enjoy having this near to hand.
Have you tried this Greenwheat Freekeh from Trader Joe's? Watch for a recipe review that includes this as an ingredient, just a little later this afternoon.
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