For many millennia, bulgur has been a staple ingredient in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine – and for good reason! Bulgur is not only a wonderfully versatile culinary ingredient, but one of the healthiest grains one can consume. This popular “ancient grain” is made from Durum wheat that is parboiled in water, sun-dried and milled into distinct grain sizes. Of all of the yellow bulgur on the market, coarse bulgur is the most widely used in cuisine. Krinos Coarse Bulgur (#3 Pilavlik) is slightly coarser than fine bulgur and has a wonderfully light nutty flavor. For a delicious warm morning porridge, cook the bulgur in warm milk and serve with brown sugar, sliced bananas, raisins and a touch of salt. Or with raw almonds, diced apples and maple syrup. The easiest way to prepare this bulgur is boiled in your favorite cooking stock. To amplify the inherent nuttiness of bulgur, for a delicious hot side dish or one-pot meal, pan sauté the bulgur in olive oil or butter for 3 to 5 minutes and add your cooking stock and aromatics. KrinosCoarse Bulgur is a perfect ingredient for pilafs, salads, soups stuffed veggies and veggie burgers and a wonderful grain for homemade bread. Bulgur has a significantly lower glycemic index than pasta or rice, making it 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.