Bulgur is The Perfect Whole Grain for a Healthy Body
Bulgur Wheat is a natural whole grain food because no chemicals or additives are used in processing the product. Many of the wheat’s naturally occurring vitamins and minerals permeate the kernel during cooking thus maintaining more nutritive content than other forms of processed wheat products.
High in fiber and carbohydrate, and low in fat, bulgur is listed as a suggested daily food item on the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid published in 1994 by Oldways Preservation Trust – a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage – the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organization.
A staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet for thousands of years, bulgur wheat is becoming increasingly popular in modern health food and vegetarian diets. Bulgur can be used in recipes calling for converted rice, and has been found to be more nutritious than rice. Rich in B vitamins, iron, phosphorous and manganese, it complements the protein profile of legumes such as pinto beans and its B vitamins complement the folate found in vegetables such as spinach, asparagus, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
A per serving nutritional analysis of Sunnyland Mills’ bulgur wheat from the Food Safety Net Services can be found below:
Children love the taste of bulgur wheat and it’s a nutritious way to build healthy bodies!