Organic Pot Barley was about in medieval times which makes it very old and wise.
Organic Pot Barley makes us think of warming wintry foods but it lends itself to a whole host of summer recipes, particularly grain salads. Pot barley has a firmer texture than Organic Pearl Barley so it is better in stews and salads. Pearl barley is better suited to soft puddings and soups.
Pot barley is only milled for a short amount of time so it has its inner germ intact which adds to its nutritional value. It provides an important range of vital vitamins and minerals including selenium. One 120g serving is a source of Niacin (B3), Manganese and Selenium.
Selenium contributes to normal thyroid function, immune system function, and the maintenance of normal nails and hair. Additionally it protects cells from oxidative stress and contributes to spermatogenesis which is why it is linked to fertility.
If you want to get the best from pot barley then soak and sprout it to remove the phytic acid and then use it in cooking or in salads for a hearty lunch. Sprouting whole grains released phytic acid which means the nutrients are more bioavailable to your body. If you want some tips on sprouting then take a look at our sprouting guide.
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