Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Barley is a very healthy grain that looks like wheat, but instead it is a little bit lighter in color. People use barley to make very healthy and good tasting breads, muffins, cereal, salads, stews, and soups. contains important vitamins and minerals, is slim on fat. Barley is an excellent choice when it comes to adding both soluble and insoluble fiber to the diet. Our favorite grain compares favorably to other grains in total dietary fiber content. For example, a ½-cup serving of cooked pearl barley contains 3 grams of dietary fiber. In comparison, a ½-cup serving of long-grain brown rice contains 1.75 grams dietary fiber. One-half-cup serving of white long-grain rice contains less than 1 gram of dietary fiber.

The benefits of Barley Grains are important for the better health of our bodies, and here is why:
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer
- Helps prevent hemorrhoids
- Supports large intestine health
- Supports Heart Health
- Helps cure diabetes
- Helps protect from breast cancer
- Reduces chance of gallstones
- Supports immune system

Per 1 cup cooked pearl barley contains:
Calories - 193
Protein - 3.5g
Fat - 0.7g
Cholesterol - 0
Carbohydrate - 44g
Total dietary fiber - 6g
Calcium - 17mg
Iron - 2mg
Magnesium - 35 mg
Phosphorus - 85 mg
Potassium -146 mg
Sodium - 5 mg
Zinc - 1.2 mg
Copper - 0.16 mg

Manganese - 0.4 mg
Selenium - 13.5 mcg
Vitamin C - 0
Thiamin - 0.13 mg
Riboflavin - 0.09 mg
Niacin - 3.23 mg
Pantothenic acid - 0.21 mg
Vitamin B6 - 0.18 mg
Folate - 25 mg
Vitamin B12 - 0
Vitamin A - 11 IU
Vitamin E - 0.01 mg
Vitamin K - 1.25mcg

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

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