Once lost to history, this heirloom grain has been rediscovered and revived at AtG! A nutrient-rich hulless variety, naturally high in vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, purple barley provides more zinc than lentils, more fiber than wheat, and more B Vitamins than white barley. Because the grain's tough, inedible outer hull is only loosely connected to the kernel, it naturally falls during harvesting (meaning additional processing to remove the hull is not required). As a result most of the bran and endosperm is left intact and the germ is present, making hulless barley is one of the most nutritious grains on earth!
Discovered in Tibet, this variety of purple barley was first brought to North America over 100 years ago and has become a favourite with chefs, bakers and home cooks who enjoy the nutty flavour.