As defined by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a healthy eating pattern emphasizes nutrient-dense foods and beverages: and whole grains are high on the list!

According to Lindsey Lee, R.D., clinical dietitian with EatRight by UAB Weight Management Services, bulgur is one of the top 5 nutrient-dense foods that are recommended:

“Bulgur: This whole-wheat product is a good substitution for rice or potatoes that has a mild, nutty flavor and chewy texture. It is packed with eight grams of fiber and six grams of protein per cup, and it clocks in at only about 150 calories. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals; particularly B vitamins and manganese. It can typically be found in the same aisle as rice and beans.”

“The fiber and protein in whole-wheat products like bulgur help keep us feeling full throughout the day,” Lee said. “Bulgur has a fairly low glycemic index, so it does not dramatically raise blood sugar like refined flour products like white potatoes or white rice.” Read the rest of the article here