5 lb bag $13.75
25 lb sack $68.75
The most popular and familiar form of barley is pearled barley. This nutty, chewy, small grain is similar to wheat and a great addition to various dishes. Added regularly to soups, stews and porridges, pearled barley both thickens and creates texture. It can also be used as a substitution in your favorite couscous, brown rice, and quinoa dishes, or topped on your favorite salads.
Pearled barley, scientifically referred to as Hordeum vulgare is a member of the grass family and is one of the oldest, edible farmed grains. It comes in fourth behind wheat, rice and corn in terms of production size and cultivation worldwide. Interestingly, only 2% of barley is harvested for eating; the other 98% is used as a main ingredient in brewing beer and feeding animals.
Pearled barley for human consumption is processed to remove the inedible, outer hull of the barley plant, as well as the inner bran layer, revealing a polished grain. Hence the name ‘pearled’.
Best thing about barley is its numerous health benefits. As a rich source of fiber, barley has proven to be beneficial in:
- Lowering cholesterol
- Preventing gall stones
- Creating regularity
- Decreasing colon cancer
- Combatting Type 2 diabetes
- Fighting hemorrhoids
Pearled barley is also high in lysine, molybdenum, manganese, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin.
Mount Hope Wholesale offers pearled barley in five pound bags as well as full sacks.