Around 12,000 years ago, on the fertile and mineral-rich land which lies between the Middle East’s two most prominent rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, human kind started the agricultural revolution and planted the first seed that led to modern and settled life. That seed was WHEAT.
Initially used to make bread, wheat showed its true miracle around 4,000 years ago. Bulgur, the most valuable ingredient of healthy meals, was discovered!
Bulgur, which was first boiled then ground in a mortar after drying, played an important role in the formation and diversification of Mesopotamian cuisine. Because it was healthy and nutritious, it had become a staple for those who carried out laborious and exhausting tasks.
Thanks to its taste and the fact that it could be used as the main ingredient of several dishes, it became the favorite food of rulers of numerous civilazations. Moreover, because it was filling and energizing, history has shown that gladiators were served bulgur as breakfast.