Compared to refined carbohydrate foods made with enriched or refined wheat, bulgur wheat is a much better source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Bulgur is low in fat, high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron, plus it's a good source of plant-based protein.
Also, is bulgur wheat the same as quinoa?
Bulgur wheat is a whole wheat grain that has been cracked and partially pre-cooked (therefore making it quick to cook.) As a whole grain, it's naturally high-fiber, low-fat, low-calorie, vegetarian and even vegan. However bulgur wheat, unlike quinoa, is not suitable for those on a gluten-free diet.
What is a good substitute for bulgur wheat?
Recipe Notes. To make Quinoa Tabbouleh, just substitute 1 cup of cooked quinoa for the bulgur. To make tabbouleh with cracked wheat, substitute 1 cup of cooked cracked wheat for the bulgur. Tabbouleh is very flexible.
Is bulgur wheat good to lose weight?
Swapping refined grains for whole grains, such as quinoa and also brown rice, popcorn, bulgur wheat and barley, is not only more nutritious, it can help you lose belly fat. Whole grains contain fiber, which makes you feel fuller on less food.