Bulgur is the perfect addition for people following vegetarian and vegan meal plans, and for people who are trying to eat more healthy. Whole grains, like bulgur, are an excellent source of filling fiber. A single serving of bulgar contributes about one-third of the recommended daily allowance. In fact, per serving, bulgur has more fiber than quinoa, oats, and corn. Fiber-rich foods can help to keep you full, pull cholesterol away from the heart, and keep blood sugars stabilized by adding glucose into the bloodstream slowly.
The iron in bulgar is essential in making red blood cells as well as the synthesis of certain hormones, protein, and neurotransmitters. And lastly, B vitamins in bulgar aid in protein, carbohydrate, and fat digestion. Read the entire article here.
Try this recipe for Meditereanean Bulgur Salad from Taste of Home.
3 cups vegetable broth
1-1/2 cups uncooked bulgur
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped cucumber
8 green onions, sliced
1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted