Pearl Barley

Pearl Barley

 Pearl barley, the more common variety in the United States, does not technically qualify as a whole grain, since the outer bran layer has been polished off, but it's still a highly nutritious option. It's inexpensive, readily available, and easy to cook, and it can be interchanged with rice in many dishes. Barley groats, the whole grain version, take quite a bit longer to cook.
Pearled barley is very versatile and lends itself to a variety of dishes. Add pearl barley grain to soups, stir fries and stews in place of rice for a tasty change. 
Advantages Of Pearl Barley:-According to the FDA, barley's soluble fiber reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and can lower cholesterol.1 Barley also contains insoluble fiber, which reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and colon cancer.2 A 1-cup serving of cooked barley provides 193 calories, 6 grams of fiber and 3.5 grams of protein.3 With less than one gram of total fat per serving, barley is a virtually fat-free food and is also completely cholesterol-free.It can also be cooked up as a hot cereal, stirred into salads, or used in stuffing. The mild nutty flavor and tender chewy texture is also wonderful in pilaf or risotto.

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  •  1.Pearl barley, one of the world's oldest and most treasured grains‚ is used by cooks and chefs around the globe.
    2.Pearl barley is created when unhulled barley is polished, removing the inedible coating and creating pearled barley grains with a smooth surface and quicker cooking time.It shouldn’t be confused with pot barley, which is polished for a shorter amount of time and retains more of the bran.
    3.Pearl  Barley is commonly used in breads, soups, stews, and health products, though it is primarily grown as animal fodder and as a source of malt for alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
    4.Pearl barley has been polished, or “pearled” to remove some or all of the outer bran layer along with the hull. If it’s lightly pearled, pearl barley will be tan colored; if it’s heavily pearled, barley will be quite white.