Beautiful Barley

A different choice than the typical grains, barley gives you that mineral-rich fiber, while enjoying a nutty and hearty taste. Get a heart warming feel with barley and reduce cholesterol, blood sugar, and inflammation. Barley is a gluten grain.

How to Choose and Keep

When choosing barley, make sure it has been stored in a dry and cool place. There are 3 styles of barley to choose. Pearled, hulled or flaked. Best stored in the fridge for 1 year and 3 days once cooked.

Preparation
Rinse under cold water and for pearled boil and then simmer for 60 minutes. Cooked hulled for 90 minutes.

Nutrients
molybdenum, manganese, fiber, selenium, copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin B3

Action Steps
1. Add barley flour to any baking recipe for a hearty flavor.
2. Try a creak barley vegetable soup in your slow cooker.
3. Add cooked hulled barley with veggies for a refreshing salad.

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