Barley Nutrition Facts, Benefits & How to Cook It!

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Barley Nutrition Facts

About one cup of cooked hulled barley (est. 1/3 cup uncooked) provides:

  • 217 Calories
  • About 1 gram fat
  • 10 grams fiber
  • 7 grams protein
  • 45 grams carbohydrates
  • 1 mg manganese
  • 23 mg selenium
  • 0.3 mg copper
  • 0.4 mg vitamin B1
  • 162 mg phosphorus
  • 80 mg magnesium
  • 8 mg vitamin B3

To get the most nutritional benefits from barley, it’s recommended that you first soak and sprout hulled uncooked barley grains before using. You can also  choose to buy sprouted barley flour for baking. Sprouting whole grains helps to unleash their nutrients, so that the body can actually absorb and use the various vitamins and minerals found within the grain.

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All whole grains contain anti-nutrients, like phytic acid for example, which bind to nutrients and make them very difficult to absorb. Soaking and sprouting grains, including hulled uncooked barley, can help to lower the level of anti-nutrients significantly, making grains more beneficial and also easier to digest. It can also reduce the amount of gluten present within barley to some degree.

Sparkling Apple Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 cups apple juice
  • 1  cups lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons green apple syrup
  • 1 can  Fayrouz Apple

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, mix apple, lime juice and Fayrouz Apple gently.
  2. In a serving glasses , place the syrup at the bottom.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a serving glasses.

New Mother Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Fayrouz Peach
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Orange slices for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, add juice and Fayrouz Peach to combine.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with orange slices if desired.

Kiwi Raspberry Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi fruit ripe
  • 1 Can Fayrouz Raspberry
  • 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp per cup
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Mash the kiwi as finely as you can
  2. In a serving glass, place the kiwi at the bottom.
  3. Place ½ can of Fayrouz Raspberry on top of the kiwi in each cup.
  4. Add 1 tsp of sugar in each cup.
  5. Add 1Tablespoons Lemon juice.
  6. Mix well with a spoon, Enjoy.

Watermelon & Apple Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 1 Can Fayrouz watermelon and Apple
  • 3 Cups watermelon
  • 1 Cup of apple juice
  • 1 Cup Ginger Ale
  • A few chunks of watermelon, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Blend the watermelon and apple juice in a blender. Pour through a strainer.
  2. Fill serving cups with ice.
  3. Pour have of the cups with Fayrouz watermelon and apple.
  4. Fill the cups with the mixture.
  5. Use chunks of watermelon for garnish

Watermelon & Apple Fresca

Ingredients:

  • 6 Cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 Can Fayrouz Watermelon and Apple
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Garnish with lime wedges

Instructions:

  1. Using a blender, puree watermelon until smooth.
  2. Strain through a sieve into a pitcher, and discard solids.
  3. Add Fayrouz, sugar, and lime juice to pitcher, and stir to combine.
  4. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge, if desired.

Watermelon, Apple and Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ Red apple
  • 1 Piece watermelon
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 1 Can Fayrouz Watermelon & Apple
  • Ice (a cup full of)
  • Cinnamon (as desired)
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Combine together the ice, coconut milk, cinnamon, vanilla essence, Red apple and watermelon  in blender.
  2. Then add sugar, and Fayrouz Watermelon & Apple and gently blend.

Fayrouz Watermelon and Apple Mojito Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup watermelon
  • 6 Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Can Fayrouz Watermelon and Apple
  • 5 Ice cubes
  • 3 Lime slices

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine watermelon and fresh mint leaves. Cover and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer the watermelon mint mixture into a serving glass.
  3. Add ice-cubes followed by lime juice and Fayrouz Watermelon & Apple. Give it a gentle mix and adjust sweetness if necessary.
  4. Garnish with mint springs and lime slices and serve to enjoy a glass of fresh Fayrouz watermelon and apple mojito.

Frozen Peach Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups frozen peaches (or fresh, diced)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Cup ice cubes
  • 1 Can Fayrouz peach

Instructions:

  1. Add the peaches, sugar, and the ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add Fayrouz peach until fully incorporated.
  3. Divide into glasses and top with a peach slice. Enjoy!

6 Barley Water Benefits You Probably Never Knew

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Improves digestion

Barley water contains a large amount of insoluble dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and boosts metabolism. It is helpful in treating digestive problems including constipation, hemorrhoids, and gastritis.

Improves digestion
Improves bone health

Improves bone health

Manganese is present in good amounts in barley water. An essential nutrient, manganese helps in the formation of connective tissues, builds stronger bones and bone metabolism, and also regulates the production of important enzymes required for healthy body functions.

Reduces inflammation

Barley water has anti-inflammatory properties. One cup of  barley water has about half a milligram of selenium.

This is a mineral required in trace amounts and known to act against ailments that arise from inflammation. Therefore, barley water brings relief to joint inflammations like arthritis.

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Ensures strong teeth

Ensures strong teeth

For stronger teeth and improved dental health, phosphorus and calcium are essential. Barley water provides you with a good amount of these minerals.

Maintain blood pressure

Barley water has magnesium and potassium which are known to maintain blood pressure at normal levels. Magnesium regulates nerve and muscle functions in the body.

Barley water maintains other important functions like energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Also, barley water has a minimal amount of sodium, which is known to increase blood pressure.

Maintain blood pressure
May inhibit cancer

May inhibit cancer

Antioxidants like selenium and vitamin A are in abundance in barley water. These nutrients may have cancer-curing properties since they destroy free radicals in the blood.