Pearl barley groats are organic cereal made of polished barley kernels. The groats contain many vitamins – PP, B6, B9, E, and microelements – calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium, and others. Pearl barley health properties affect healthily the brain and heart functioning as well as the digestive process. Pearl barley porridge improves eyesight and enhances the body's resistance to colds and viral infections.
3 Facts About Pearl Barley:
Thanks to its high food fibre content, pearl barley porridge is digested much longer than other porridges without increasing blood sugar levels in diabetics, and provides long-lasting satiety, which reduces excess weight.
Barley is very healthy for sportspeople. Its germinated grains and wholegrain groats contain a great complex of the substances stimulating energy and protein metabolism, as well as accelerating transmission of nerves to muscles. In right combination with other products, they are used both for building-up physique and overcoming muscle fatigue after intense physical activities.
- Pearl barley is popular in Eastern and Western Europe. It is added to broths and soups in Scotland and Scandinavia. Orzotto – the barley equivalent for risotto – is widespread in northern Italy.
|Dietary fibres||15,6 g|
|Mono- and disaccharides||0,8 g|
|Saturated fatty acids||0,3 g|
|Vitamin PP||2 mg|
|Vitamin E||3,7 mg|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine)||0,12 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||0,06 mg|
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)||0,5 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||0,36 mg|
|Vitamin B9 (folic acid)||24 mcg|
|Vitamin E (tocopherol)||1,1 mg|
|Vitamin PP (B3, niacin equivalent)||3,7 mg|
|Information on product weight:|
|Glass 250 ml = 210 g (646.8 kcal)|
|Glass 200 ml = 170 g (523.6 kcal)|
|Tablespoonful (heaped spoon, except liquid products) = 25 g (77 kcal)|
|Teaspoonful (heaped spoon except liquid products) = 8 g (24.6 kcal)|
Chemical composition of a product is characterized by calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, dietary fibres and vitamins. For organic products, these parameters significantly depend on natural factors – air temperature and precipitation during vegetational season, dry or rainy season, geographic latitude and longitude of cultivation, botanical grain varieties, and soil type.
It is impossible to foresee all the factors, so these values are average and indicative only.
Easily Cooked Organic Pearl Barley:
Healthy Recipes with Organic Pearl Barley
Lemon Orzotto with Bazil
Directions: Heat olive oil on medium fire in a heavy bottom saucepan or big frying pan. Add chopped onion and stew it until it is transparent. Add pearl barley and fry it for 2 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Add wine and stew until the liquid evaporates. Pour chicken broth slowly, stirring it constantly. Bring it to a boil, slack the fire, cover it and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the liquid evaporates and pearl barley softens. When orzotto is cooked, remove it from the fire and add green peas, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, lemon zest, heavy cream and lemon juice. Season orzotto with salt and ground black pepper to taste, and serve.