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  • Freekeh - good, bad, meh?

    Was wondering what people think of Freekeh in the Primal scheme of things.

    For those who don't know, it's Wheat. <gasp>

    But it's green wheat, roasted, smoked etc. Apparently much better for one - but it's still wheat.

    info can be found here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freekeh
    http://www.greenwheatfreekeh.com.au/

    I've tried it, tastes great. But more than happy to drop it like a hot spud.

    What are peoples thoughts?
    Cheers,
    FarmerBen.

  • #2
    Originally posted by FarmerBen View Post
    Apparently much better for one - but it's still wheat.
    i think you answered your own question.
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    • #3
      I looked online and Freekeh (or farik) is not gluten free. Since gluten is what makes wheat so especially bad (as opposed to merely carby, like a potato or another grain), I would avoid it.
      Plus, a lot of the theory here is stuff Grok could have made and/or is minimally processed. It sounds like there's a lot that goes into roasting and prepping this stuff.
      You don't need it, and it sounds as harmful as other wheat. I say avoid.

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      • #4
        Thanks Batty/Melodious, I'll avoid.
        Cheers,
        FB

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        • #5
          OTOH. Gluten is not the bad part if you have the genes to digest it. Lectin and phytates are another story. Being green and immature I am wondering if those issues still exist.

          OTOOH why bother?
          Don't be a paleotard...

          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...oxidation.html

          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...torage-qa.html

          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat...rn-fat-qa.html

          http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/nut...-you-need.html

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          • #6
            Wheat is wheat is wheat. I'm gonna pass.

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            • #7
              Hmmmm I've never heard of it... I like the name though! lol

              I might have to try it just so I can say "Let's get freekeh!!!!"

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              • #8
                The name makes me LOL. Sounds freak-ey.

                Plus it's wheat, so it's a pass from me too.

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                • #9
                  I thought this was just weird spelling... I was going to come in and agree that yeah, I like my women a little freakeh.

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                  • #10
                    Freaky stuff!

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