Barley, cereal of great nutritional value

Barley cereal of great nutritional value, rich in vitamins and minerals.

It has B vitamins, folic acid, choline and vitamin K. It is a good source of potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. His greatest virtue is wealth in iron, sulfur, copper, zinc, manganese, chromium, selenium, iodine and molybdenum. Contains lysine, an essential amino acid in the diet to avoid nutritional deficiencies.
And the malt continues to give

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  • The barley, transformed into malt, is the material raw material for brewing beer and whiskey.
  • The malt that is extracted from the barley is also used in the manufacture of products such as syrups, coffee substitutes and some foods.
    I eat a plate of barley
    Most when thinking of barley, think of beer but the truth is that it is a very versatile grain because you can consume it in water, at breakfast as a cereal, in a soup, stir-fried with vegetables or as a substitute for rice in a risotto. Barley is a plant that belongs to the grass family and is grown almost everywhere in the world. Its leaves are narrow and light green. It is native to western Asia and North East Africa.
    While in most grains the fiber is concentrated in the outer husk, in barley is found throughout the grain, for that is considered the grain with the highest percentage of fiber.
  • Barley, cereal of great nutritional value – Benefits
    Contains substances (tocotyrenols) that block the liver output of bad cholesterol.
    It is an emollient restorative, digestive, diuretic, detoxifying, tonic, anti inflammatory, laxative, alkalizing and antiseptic.
  • Its soluble fiber (beta glucans) protects the mucosa irritated bowels and it has an effect hypoglycemic.
  • Provides proteins that guarantee the good keratin status contributing to growth and
    strengthening of hair.

The most common types of barley are:
Grain barley
Contains an outer shell which is not completely digestible. Some stores they sell shelled barley and is what is considered barley whole grain This variety It is considered the most nutritious. It takes a long time to cook, more from one hour.
Pearl barley
It is the most common. It goes through several processes: delete first the shell and then polish the grain to give it a look pearly Although it is a refined grain, it is much more
healthier than others of its kind because the fiber is distributed in the grain and not only in the peel.
Pot barley or Scottish
It’s much harder to find but some health food stores sell it. is the point intermediate between barley whole grain and pearl barley. In this variety only polishes the shell, without touching the grain. barley.

source Revista del Consumidor

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