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Organic Pot Barley

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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.

Ingredients: Organic Barley

Origin: UK

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts, celery, mustard


Nutritional Information


Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1401kj/333kcal
Fat 2.1g
of which saturates 0.3g
Carbohydrate 58.3g
of which sugars 1.7g
Fibre 17.3g
Protein 11.4g
Salt 0.001g

Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse pot barley to clean.
  2. Cook pot barley to the ratio 1 part pot barley and 3 parts water.
  3. Add water to the pan and boil
  4. Add the pot barley and bring water down to a simmer, cook for about 1 hour until water is absorbed and pot barley is tender.


For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.


Family Tip:

  1. We love pot barley in stuffed peppers as its consistency makes them chewy in texture.
  2. Our childhoods were full of warming soups with pot barley as a bulking, comforting addition.  You can’t beat a soup or stew with added pot barley, especially in colder months.