Barley Facts

Barley is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It improves digestion, and can help with weight loss and blood sugar levels. It lowers cholesterol and helps prevent heart disease and cancer.

Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates all over the world. It was one of the first cultivated grains, going back as much as 10,000 years. Barley has been used as animal fodder, a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation.

1/4 cup uncooked dry hulled barley
calories 160
carbohydrates 34 g
copper .025 mg (11% DV)
fat 1 g
fiber 8 g
magnesium 61 mg (15% DV)
manganese .9 mg (45% DV)
niacin 2 mg (10% DV)
phosphorous 121 mg (12% DV)
potassium 250 mg (6% DV)
protein 6 g
selenium 17 mg (25% DV)
thiamine .2 mg (20% DV)
Sources: Wikipedia / Dr. Axe