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:
I've tried it, tastes great. But more than happy to drop it like a hot spud.
What are peoples thoughts?
i think you answered your own question.
Originally Posted by FarmerBen
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.
Thanks Batty/Melodious, I'll avoid.
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?
Wheat is wheat is wheat. I'm gonna pass.
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!!!!"
The name makes me LOL. Sounds freak-ey.
Plus it's wheat, so it's a pass from me too.
I thought this was just weird spelling... I was going to come in and agree that yeah, I like my women a little freakeh.