Significant fiber content
While the fibers in most grains are largely concentrated in the outer bran layer, barley’s fiber nutrients are present throughout the whole grain, which may account for its extraordinary high fiber levels and b-gluten (dietary fiber) grain content. # Like all agricultural foods, barley is naturally cholesterol-free and low in fat. A 1/2-cup serving of cooked pearl barley, a typical grain serving, contains less than 1/2gram of fat and only 100 calories. Yet Barley is also quite filling, which is quite useful for people on diets.
Barley’s nutrients & health benefits…
Food with barley not only adds flavor, but also provides many nutrients as it is a great source for Molybdenum, Manganese, dietary fiber and Selenium, as well as providing high levels of Cooper, Vitamin B1, Chromium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Niacin. Barley also contains antioxidants, which are essential for maintaining a healthy diet. Antioxidants work to reduce the rate of oxidative damage by rounding up free radicals that form when body cells use Oxygen.
Other beauty benefits…
Indeed, as barley is barley rich in selenium which helps in improving the elasticity of the skin and keeps it toned when it is applied to the skin for treating boils it yielded successful outcomes, in addition to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Integrating barley into food products
It is very popular as a breakfast cereal, but can also be used to great effect in soups and stews and as a rice substitute for dishes such as risotto. Barley offers a variety of health benefits, while maintaining the unique flavor.