Our Whole Grain Barley is a hulless barley variety that has been adapted to grow in Canada. It is free of genetically modified organisms and commercial additives, and is more nutritious than traditional barley. It adds a delicious nutty flavour to your cooking & baking.
Hulless Barley is high in Beta-glucans which are a type of soluble fibre found in barley that lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. One gram of beta-glucan from barley grain products equals 35% of the recommended daily intake. Beta-glucans create a feeling of fullness, and prevent fast rise in blood sugar after eating. Beta-glucans also aid in the support of the immune system and can help regulate blood sugar. All of these benefits help the fight against obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Ingredients: 100% Wholegrain Barley Berries
Barley comes in several forms, but choosing Against the Grain beta-glucan barley ensures that you are eating a whole grain with the most nutrients. 1/4 cup of our Barley Berries provides 60% of the daily amount of the fibre shown to help lower cholesterol which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Barley Berries have a chewy texture and can be cooked in a variety of liquids--beef, chicken or vegetable broth for a savoury dish or a combination of water and fruit juice for a sweet dish or breakfast cereal. They can be used in place of rice, in soups, granola bars, pilafs, stuffing or as an oatmeal replacement.
Ingredients: 100% Wholegrain Barley Flour
Our Whole Grain Barley Flour contains all of the barley kernel’s healthy and natural elements— the germ, endosperm and bran.
Use Barley Flour in your favourite baked goods recipes for additional flavour, nutrition and a wonderfully tender texture. Substitute our beta-glucan Barley Flour for all-purpose or whole wheat flour at 100% when baking muffins, cookies & quick breads and 30% for yeast breads.