The Grain + The Chip
FREEKEH HISTORY – HERE’S THE RUB
Freekeh was discovered around 2300 B.C. by accident. A civil war was raging in the Eastern Mediterranean. Under siege and worried they would lose everything, the village farmers harvested their wheat early, while still green, and hid the grain in storage barns. The barns were burned, but the farmers discovered that when they rubbed the burnt grain chaff together, a roasted high protein seed with a unique nutty flavor emerged. Freekeh was born! The word freekeh comes from the Arabic word “farik” meaning “to rub.”
Today, freekeh arrives as a pita chip! Subtly smoky and perfectly nutty, our Freekeh Harvest® Baked Pita Chips are made using traditionally harvested freekeh so you can taste a little bit of its rich history with every bite.
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Introducing a truly unique product to the American snack-food industry is a rare event. Freekeh (“free-kuh”) Harvest® Baked Pita Chips are just that - completely new.
We took freekeh, a slow-roasted ancient Mediterranean supergrain, and turned it into a protein-rich pita chip, perfect for healthy snacking on-the-go. With a nutty and complex flavor you have to taste to believe, Freekeh Harvest® Baked Pita Chips are a revolutionary new snack product.
At Freekeh Harvest®, we believe in eating nutritiously and deliciously. Freekeh Harvest® Baked Pita Chips deliver a wonderful roasted taste and nutritional powerhouse in every serving. When you eat these delicious chips, you get up to 3 times more protein and fiber and up to 50% less fat than other pita chips. And while new to America, freekeh is a celebrated staple of a Mediterranean diet.
With high fiber and protein, a low glycemic index, a low-fat and low-calorie count compared to other grains, like quinoa and brown rice, Freekeh Harvest® Baked Pita Chips are also an ideal choice for vegans, vegetarians and individuals managing diabetes. Freekeh has three times the fiber and protein compared to brown rice and fewer calories, fat, and higher fiber than quinoa. Our chips also have no added sugar, no trans-fat, and no cholesterol.