Broken wheat or cracked wheat or couscous is made by milling whole raw wheat grains coarsely. Wheat is cleaned and husked and then processed to the required size. It is highly nutritious as it does not undergo refining. Such cracked wheat has a large number of uses, especially as a dietary supplement. When broken wheat is cooked, it has a hearty, warm aroma and a delightful, grainy taste. It is slightly nutty and chewy.
Bulgur wheat is also made by cracking wheat kernels. Bulgur, however, is made from wheat kernels that are steamed and toasted before cracking, so they develop a rich, nutty flavour. Bulgur also requires minimal cooking, since it is already partially-cooked.