Bulgur (also referred to as "cracked wheat") is popularly used as part of Middle Eastern cooking, in particular in the preparation of tabbouleh, a delicious salad made from finely chopped parsley with tomatoes, mint, onion, bulgur, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Compared to refined carbohydrate foods, Bulgur wheat, makes for a much better source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. It is a low fat food, which is high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron. It is also a good source of plant-based protein. To add to this, bulgur wheat provides a very good dose of the dietary fiber needed for healthy digestion and heart health - over 25% of your daily needs in every one-cup serving!