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Bulgur (unprepared)
Turkish Kısır Salad from Bulgur

Bulgur or bulgur wheat (also Boulghour , Bulghur or Arabic برغل Burghul , DMG burġul ) is a pre-cooked (hydrothermally pretreated) wheat ( parboiled ). After the subsequent drying, the exposed bran is removed mechanically. Then the grain is cut coarsely or finely with a groats cutter .

It is mainly made from durum wheat and is a staple food in Turkey and the Middle East . Bulgur can e.g. B. How rice is cooked with different ingredients (vegetables and / or meat). Similar to couscous in North Africa , it can also be steamed or after soaking without cooking, as a tabboule or as a kısır (bulgur salad) . Bulgur is also an important ingredient in the Çiğ Köfte dish , which is particularly common in southeastern Turkey.

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100 grams of unprocessed bulgur contain approximately:

and have a calorific value of 1500 kJ (360 kcal).

Individual evidence

  1. Waldemar Ternes , Alfred Täufel, Lieselotte Tunger, Martin Zobel (eds.): Food Lexicon . 4th, comprehensively revised edition. Behr, Hamburg 2005, ISBN 3-89947-165-2 .

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