last updated : 2020/05/27
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
WHEAT, Bulgur grain, 1kg CH 0.41 1kg 0 Add

General information

Bulgur, also called bulgur wheat is a cereal food made from the hulled kernels (groats) of grains of durum wheat, though other wheat species can also be used.

The wheat kernels are parboiled, dried and ground into smaller fragments. Since it is partially cooked, bulgur can be prepared relatively quickly. When cooked, it has a similar consistency to couscous.

Bulgur is found in a range of grinds: fine, medium, coarse and extra coarse.

Bulgur is a good source of whole-grain dietary fibre, protein, iron, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, it contains gluten.

Impact on local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be reviewed before purchasing large quantities.

Import of food is always subject to acceptance from  national authorities, based on  national and/or internationally accepted guidelines; supplier must be able to verify if product can be supplied in line with requested specification.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including the for packaging.

Analysis of microbiological, chemical or radiological contaminants, toxins, heavy metals and pesticide residues (see table below) must certify the product is “fit for human consumption”. The supplier shall submit related Lab reports / Declarations.

Here you will find the most commonly used specifications.  Please refer to HQ when offered specifications differ from the standard specifications.  These will need to be approved by a food specialist prior to purchase.


Grain variety

Product to be made of durum wheat


Product should have the natural colour of bulgur “Golden Yellow”. Brown colour is not accepted.

Colour additives are not allowed

Grain size

1.5 – 2.5mm diameter (coarse grind)


13% max.


1.75% max.




Product should be free of living and dead insects and/or parts, stages and waste

Acid-insoluble ash

0.3% max.

Weed and toxic seeds



0.1% max.

Stones, other seeds, sand, dust, dirt

0.1% max.

Foreign seeds, herbs

0.1% max. mass/mass

Foreign kernels, other than wheat kernels

1% max. mass/mass

Ratio of large kernels

1% max. mass/mass

Ratio of incomplete, chalky kernels

1% max. mass/mass


0.5% max. mass/mass (through 0.5 mm sieve)


  • Salmonella
  • Aflatoxin total
  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Ochratoxin


  • Absent in 25g sample
  • 4 ppb max.
  • 2 ppb max. (to be tested only if Aflatoxin total >4 ppb)
  • 5 ppb max.

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium

(To be provided by supplier based on raw material used)

  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)


Crop year

To be indicated


To be indicated


To be indicated


Latest update: 27/05/2020

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