Barley is high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, and iron. Additionally, barley packs lignans, a group of antioxidants linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. Barley improves intestinal health, aids weight loss, prevents gallstones and lowers cholesterol.
Barley has a sweet nutty flavour that lends itself well to both sweet and savoury dishes. It is excellent for grain bowls, salads, soups or risotto. Barley can also be used to make comforting sweet puddings or breakfast porridge. To cook barley, rinse the grains under cold running water, removing any hulls. Then, cook it using a 1:3 ratio of barley to water. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer, allowing to cook for about an hour or until tender. The longer the cook time, the more tender the barley berries will be.
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Storage: For long lasting freshness, store in an air-tight container and in a cool, dark place.