Potted barley, also called scotch or hulled barley, was one of the first crops cultivated by man, and has been used as a food since Biblical times. Today, barley is still considered an excellent source of soluble fiber. In addition to fiber, barley is also a great source of protein, carbohydrates and B vitamins. It's low in fat and has no cholesterol. Because of its neutral flavour, it's easy to blend barley's nutrition and texture into a variety of foods. It may be baked in casseroles, used as stuffing, or pureed for cereal or pudding with maple syrup, cinnamon and dates. Potted Barley is the least processed form of barley, with just the outermost hull removed.
- Certified Organic by Ecocert
- Country of Origin: Canada
Cooking Directions: Rinse potted barley. Bring to a boil 3 parts of water for 1 part of barley. Add salt and 1 tsp of oil. Reduce and simmer for about 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Shake and serve.
This product may contain traces of nuts, soy beans, sesame seeds or wheat.
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Barbara: more than a year ago
Very nice barley -- prefer pot over pearled, which has had most of its valuable bran removed. I use less water than the pkg specifies, 2.5 to 1 instead of 3 to 1, which keeps it firm & chewy. Also, before cooking I toast the rinsed grain in a bit of olive oil until it smells rich & nutty. Lovely when mixed with cooked quinoa as a side dish, or dropped into soup or stew to add texture, flavour & fiber. :)
Kim: more than a year ago
I was very happy to find this in an organic form. It's chalk full of fibre and has a very mild taste, so I can add it to soups or stews without it overpowering the flavour; in fact my family doesn't even notice that it's ther, but they get all the goodness of fibre and protein.