DURU Esmer Cig Koftelik (Dark Fine) Bulgur
Bulgur has been a staple ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking for many millennia – and for good reason! This ancient grain is not only a versatile culinary ingredient, but one of the healthiest foods one can consume! Bulgur is made from wheat that is parboiled in water, sun-dried and milled into distinct grain sizes Yellow bulgur is made from Durum Wheat. Dark bulgur is made from soft red wheat. At Duru, we have been making bulgur in Turkey since our founding in 1935 by brothers Ziya and Ihsan Duru. Today, Duru is still a family-owned enterprise: offering our customers the finest natural bulgur using traditional production methods and sustainable agriculture and environmental practices. Duru Dark Fine Bulgur (Esmer Çig Köftelik) has a more pronounced nutty flavor and softer texture than yellow bulgur, making it the perfect bulgur for kibbeh, traditional Levantine stuffed fried meatballs filled with ground meat, onions, sometimes pine nuts and Middle Eastern spices. Esmer Çig Köftelik is also a great grain for regular meatballs and veggie burgers. You can also use this fine bulgur in tabbouleh, a Middle Eastern salad made with lots of finely chopped parsley, diced tomatoes and bulgur, and seasoned with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, and sometimes mint. Because bulgur is already cooked, all you need to do, for cold preparations like tabbouleh, is to soak the grains in warm water before using them. To enhance the inherent nuttiness of this delicious “supergrain,” for a hot side dish or for a one-pot meal, pan sauté our Dark Fine Bulgur in olive oil or butter for 3 to 5 minutes and add your cooking stock and aromatics. Add diced onions, veggies, bean or ground meat to the cooked bulgur for a delicious main dish! Duru Dark Fine Bulgur is a perfect ingredient for pilafs, salads, soups, stuffing and stuffed veggies. Because bulgur has a significantly lower glycemic index than pasta or rice, it is a great grain for diabetics. Rich in fiber, antioxidants and protein, bulgur also helps with satiety, heart health and anemia. This light and nutty grain also helps to balance the body’s pH and is a good source of manganese, b vitamins, folic acid, iron and magnesium. A wonderful grain for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters, bulgur is not recommended for anyone with Celiac Disease or with a gluten intolerance.
|Item Package:||1kg bag|
|Item dimensions - LxWxH (inches):||8.7 x 4.2 x 2.1|
|Item weight (lbs):||2.25|
|Country of Origin:||Turkey|
|Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|