Barley:a legacy from the Stone Age?


Barley Nutrition and Phytochemicals.:

Barley Hordeum Vulgare Scotch Barley Whole barley Barley Grass Nutritional data for cooked barley is quite encouraging and just may inspire you to dash off to the market to buy some.

 One cup (237 ml) of cooked pearled barley contains 193 calories, while the whole-grain (hulled) form contains 270 calories and contains as much protein as a cup (237 ml) of milk.

 The protein content for pearled is 4 grams; the whole-grain has 7 grams. The pearled carries 44 grams of carbohydrates; the whole-grain has 59 grams.

 Weighing in on the dietary fiber, pearled barley has 9 grams while the whole-grain ranks higher with 14 grams. Barley is an excellent source of soluble fiber helpful in lowering cholesterol and in preventing constipation.

 The all-important minerals calcium, potassium, and phosphorous also find higher figures in the whole grain variety. The pearled form has 17 mg calcium, the whole-grain 26 mg. Phosphorous scores for the pearled barley show 85 mg with the whole-grain at 230 mg. Potassium content for the pearled form is 246 mg while the whole grain has 230 mg.

 The difference is quite apparent. The whole-grain form rates higher in almost every nutrient comparison with the exception of sodium, thiamin, and niacin, where the pearled form is slightly higher. The only nutrients lacking in barley are vitamin C and vitamin B12.

 Nutrition Chart:Pearled Barley/1/2 cup uncooked

 Calories 352
 Total fat (g) 1.2
 Saturated fat (g) 0.2
 Monounsaturated fat (g) 0.1
 Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0.6
 Dietary fiber (g) 16
 Protein (g) 10
 Carbohydrate (g) 78
 Sodium (mg) 9
 Thiamin (mg) 0.2
 Niacin (mg) 4.6
 Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3
 Iron (mg) 2.5
 Magnesium (mg) 79
 Manganese (mg) 1.3
 Phosphorus 221
 Selenium (mcg) 38
 Zinc (mg) 2.1
 Barley Hordeum Vulgare Scotch Barley Whole barley Barley Grass

 100g boiled pearl barley would provide:
 6% RDA Vitamin B6
 12% RDA Copper
 10% RDA Zinc
 15% RDA Phosphorus

 Pot barley, also known as Scotch barley, has the outer husk and some of the bran removed. It requires overnight soaking, followed by 2-3hours cooking to make it tender.

 Pearl barley - to make pearl barley the outer husk bran (and therefore many of the vitamins and minerals) are removed and grain is steamed, rounded and polished.
 Barley flakes - to make barley flakes the grains are pressed and flattened.


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  • CAS:85251-64-5
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Hordeum Vulgare Extract is an extract of the cereal grass of the barley,Hordeum vulgare,Graminae

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