Bulgur is whole wheat berries that are boiled and dried and contains more fiber than quinoa, oats, or buckwheat. 2 cups of bulgur contains over 10 grams of fiber. It is full of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins which help provide energy. It is extremely high in potassium, which helps keep the heart healthy and strengthens the bones (1 cup of bulgur contains 124 milligrams of potassium). It also contains plenty of iron, niacin, and zinc.
Studies have shown that bulgur wheat is a higher quality grain than regular wheat, and that it can reduce the risk of developing various diseases. It regulates blood sugar levels and can lower the risk of developing diabetes. It reduces inflammation and improves circulation of blood in the body. Consuming normal amounts of bulgur wheat can also lower your risk of developing a digestive condition or a metabolic disease. Bulgur can be prepared in a variety of delicious meals, try it with your favorite stir-fry or salads. You can even use a ground flour of bulgur to make nearly any type of baked good.