Bulgur, what is it, where to use it and nutritional value

What is it?

  • Similar to Quinoa or couscous it's a cereal made from groat of durum wheat usually (and this wheat is commonly used for some varieties of fresh pasta like tagliatelle)

  • Not to be confused with cracked wheat (we are going to discuss the nutritional value in the next chapter) 

  • Commonly used in the Middle East and Mediterranean countries it offers a great varieties of recipes you can choose from 

  • Is usually parboiled so very quick to prepare

Nutritional value: 

 Per 100 gr:

Calories: 83

Fat 0.24 gr

Carbs: 18.6 gr

which Sugars: 0.1 gr

which Fibres: 4.5 gr

Protein: 3.1 gr


  • Fat and cholesterol free
  • High in Fibre and low in sugar
  • Good source of Manganese and Magnesium
  • Good alternative to Quinoa or Wholemeal rice, so you can use this as a good alternative 


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