Ancient Grain Hulless Barley - 25 lb. - HBC
Ancient Grain Hulless Barley - 25 lb. – Hulless Barley, like that of hulled barley, are both thought to have come about around the dawn of agriculture, several thousand years ago, in the Fertile Crescent. Unlike hulled barley, that must have the hull removed before consuming, usually through mechanical means, hulless barley has a hull that is easily removed when threshing takes place.
When compared to hulled barley, hulless has higher protein. It is considered a good source of fiber and also contains many phenolic compounds and antioxidants. It is also rich in mineral elements, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, and selenium.
Hulless Barley can be used in many different ways in the kitchen. To cook hulless barley, you will typically use three cups of water for each cup of barley. Simply boil the water with a pinch of salt in a metal pot, and then add the barley once the water reaches a boil.
Once boiling, close the pot and turn the heat down to a lower setting. Let the barley simmer for roughly 45 minutes to an hour, and wait for most of the water to be absorbed by the barley before removing the pot from the stove. Then, allow the barley to cool down for about five minutes before straining it to remove any excess water.
Once cooked, barley can be added to soups, porridges, and salads.
Hulless Barley can also be ground into flour for use in low rise breads.
In the past, we have tried to provide barley that has been grown in North America, but due to the vast contamination of certified organic grains in the US and Canada, by the known carcinogen, glyphosate, we had to open our search to other areas of the world. Our Hulless Barley is grown on an organic farm in Italy and a sample from our batch tested to be free of glyphosate.
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