Organic Pearled Barley 500g - Green Food Direct

Organic Pearled Barley 500g

  • £1.79

 Hulled barley, also known as barley groats, is the whole grain form of barley, with only the outermost hull removed. Chewy and rich in fibre, it's the healthiest kind of barley. It takes longer to cook than pearl barley, about an hour or more.

Barley was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago.

Hulled barley is considered a whole grain, as only the inedible outer shell has been removed during processing. Though pearled barley is still a good source of some nutrients, hulled barley is a healthier option. A diet high in whole grains has been linked to a lower risk of chronic diseases.

Barley's fibre, potassium, folate, and vitamin B6 content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support a healthy heart. Fibre helps to lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease.

One portion of barley contains 20 grams of protein but only 2 grams of sugar. Barley contains a lot of fibre which helps you feel full for a longer period of time.

The grain is high in fibre, molybdenum, selenium, and manganese.

How to cook: Cooking barley is similar to cooking rice: Cover 1 cup of pearl barley with 3 cups of water or vegetable broth and simmer for 1-1.5 hour before fluffing with a fork.
Soaking barley before cooking not only help the digestion but to cut down the cooking time to 45 minutes. (The ratio barley: water as 1:3 applies to unsoaked, before-cooking grain.). 

Ingredients: 100% Hulled barley. Organic. 

Allergy advice: Contains gluten

Nutritional information (per 100g): Total energy 354Cal, fat 2.3g of which saturates 0.5g, Carbohydrates 73g of which sugars 0.8g, fibre 17.9g, protein 12g, sodium 12mg. 

Barley with turmeric for our dinner, fried vegetables accompanied by Oyster mushrooms and green lentils with dill. 

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