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Barley Nutrition

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Barley nutrition information including health benefits of barley, nutritional content, and more.

Health Benefits of Barley

Cooking Barley is an excellent choice if you want to incorporate whole grains into your diet and boost your nutrition. It tops our whole grain comparison charts for fiber and selenium. To see how it compares, nutritionally, to other whole grains, visit our whole grain list.

barley nutrition

Barley Nutrition

Barley is richer than most whole grains in fiber. It contains both soluble (beta glucans) and insoluble fiber which play an important role in lowering cholesterol, promoting regularity, proper digestion, and preventing high blood sugar levels. It is also a great source of selenium which helps reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart disease. It provides phosphorus, copper, and manganese, as well.

It is the bran and endosperm layer of grains that contains these nutrients. So to take advantage of these health benefits, more fully, try to purchase hulled barley since it has not had any of its bran or endosperm layer polished or pearled off.

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