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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.

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3 Facts About Pearl Barley:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
Nutrition value
Calories 330 kcal
Proteins 9,3 g
Fats 1,2 g
Carbohydrates 73,0 g
Dietary fibres 15,6 g
Water 14  g
Mono- and disaccharides 0,8 g
Starch 56,1 g
Ash 2,5 g
Saturated fatty acids 0,3 g
Vitamins
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
Macroelements
Calcium 38  mg
Magnesium 40  mg
Sodium 15 mg
Potassium 280 mg
Phosphorus 323  mg
Sulphur 77  mg
Microelements
Iron 2,5  mg
Zinc 0,92  mg
Copper 280  mcg
Manganese 0,65  mg
Chromium 12,5  mcg
Fluorine 60  mcg
Molybdenum 12,7  mcg
Cobalt 1,8  mcg
Nickel 20  mcg
Titanium 16,7  mcg
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

Лимонное орзотто с базиликом
Lemon Orzotto with Bazil
Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 big chopped onion, 1½ cups pearl barley, ½ cup dry white wine, 3 cups chicken broth, ½ cup fresh or frozen green peas, ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 tbsp green chopped bazil, 1 tsp lemon zest, ¼ cup heavy cream or sour cream, 1 small lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper.
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.
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Pearl Barley Salad with Corn
Ingredients for salad: kernels of 4 earcorns, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 cup pearl barley, 2 cups cherry tomatoes, 20-25 small cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp chopped basil, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, small chopped red onion.
 
Dressing ingredients: 100 g olive oil, 3 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 lemon zest, 1 lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper to taste.
 
Directions:  Cook pearl barley until tender in salted water, rinse it with cold water and put in a colander. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium fire in a heavy bottom frying pan. Add corn kernels, garlic, fry them for 3-4 minutes and put aside to cool. Mix olive oil, wine vinegar, lemon juice and zest, salt, pepper and chopped red onion for dressing. Mix it thoroughly. Mix cooled corn and pearl barley grains in a salad bowl. Add cherry tomato halves, parsley and basil. Add salad dressing and mix it well. Garnish it with fresh basil, ground pepper, and serve. Pearl barley salad may be cooked in advance and served cold or of room temperature.