Freekeh is young green wheat that has been toasted and cracked. It’s a healthy whole-grain food, much like bulgur wheat and other whole grains. Freekeh is part of the “ancient grain” food and health trend that also includes quinoa. You might occasionally see freekeh called farik or even frik. Whole grains such as freekeh are full of essential nutrients such as selenium, potassium, and magnesium. Like quinoa, freekeh makes an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.