View Full Version : Is Tabouli Raw?
01-29-2005, 07:50 PM
Is tabouli raw? The package says to prepare it with boiling water, which would make it cooked, right? Is there some other way to prepare it? Soak overnight maybe? I'm thinking this could make a good breakfast cereal.
01-29-2005, 08:23 PM
If you are referring to bulghur wheat, then no it is not raw. It is a pre-cooked product. And if you pour boiling water on it, then it's even more cooked.
If you are looking for a breakfast cereal, you should try sprouting buckwheat, then dehydrating, if you like. Add sliced berries, etc. and eat with nut milk. It's really good, especially dehydrated.
01-29-2005, 09:37 PM
Thanks for your reply. I've just ordered a sprouter from sproutpeople.com so I'm looking forward to making buckwheat cereal. Howeve, I've read in some of the members' journals that they eat "raw tabouli." Hmm, maybe I should email them directly. Anybody else?
01-29-2005, 11:34 PM
Here is some info. on Bulghur Wheat
I did find this recipe for actually Raw "Tabouli"
1 cup wheat or rye berries (soaked)
1 cup minced parsley
2 or 3 Tbs. each chopped: celery, onion, green pepper, mint.
1 chopped tomato
1 cup green sauerkraut
Cayenne, dulse, and basil to taste.
Mix all ingredients and chill.
I hope this helps.... :D
01-30-2005, 07:26 AM
Elizabeth, Thanks so much for that site. I have heard conflicting stories on the bulgar wheat. Now I will have to drop it from my diet, but I am glad to know about it. I may re-introduce it in a year or so, but I want to be 100% raw now. Thanks again.:)
01-30-2005, 09:11 AM
Please don't tell me bulgar wheat isn't raw. I've been eating it like crazy the last couple of days, say it ain't so!
01-30-2005, 09:35 AM
I think we can use cracked wheat for our tabouli.I think it softens up in less than an hour like the prepackaged does. bulgar wheat is the one that is processed.
01-30-2005, 10:13 AM
Good Morning Everyone!! :)
Just to help make sure that no one ends up inadvertently eating cooked wheat, :eek: when what they really want is Raw, :D here is an article discussing the (common??)mislabelling of Bulghur Wheat as Cracked Wheat, the difference between the two, and the degree to which they are each processed.
I hope this helps :)
01-30-2005, 12:14 PM
We have used sprouted quinoa for tabouli. It was really good.
01-30-2005, 02:15 PM
Now I am totally confused!! Is it raw or not??? The bulgar I have is organic, unbleached, unbromated and unenriched. I knew it was steamed but I am wondering if its steamed enough to be considered cooked? I am going to suspend my use of it until I know for sure. I have not felt anything negative in my body from its use, but I am not sure. This will give me at least a couple of weeks to see any reactions to life without it. I does come in handy as a hearty food source in this New England winter. But if its cooked I don't want it.
01-30-2005, 02:45 PM
Now I am totally confused!! Is it raw or not??? The bulgar I have is organic, unbleached, unbromated and unenriched. .
The Bulghur is definitely "Cooked." The article was saying that sometimes Bulghur is mislabelled as cracked wheat....(not the other way around.) There may be some people eating something labelled "Cracked Wheat" which is actually Bulghur, which is cooked.
01-31-2005, 02:05 PM
I've been making tabouleh with soaked and sprouted wheat. I put it through the food processor until it makes tiny pieces (but not until it gets doughy) and then I combine it with everything else by hand. I'll have to try quinoa though! Also tried buckwheat, but it was a little "slimy" in texture and didn't work as well.
Alice in Rawfoodland
01-31-2005, 06:21 PM
This has been one of my favorite salads for 10+ years. Even before I was concerned about raw ingredients I always omitted the cracked wheat - it gives it a bitter taste.
I personally would avoid using a packaged tabouli in any way, shape or form. It is simple to make from scratch and most delicious!
01-31-2005, 06:37 PM
i never heard of quinoa. what is it? is it a grain? I will have to investigate this. It must be raw for you all to mention it.
01-31-2005, 08:31 PM
Yes, quinoa is a grain. It has a mild flavor and can be added to salads or as a bed for marinated veggies.
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