One of the oldest cultivated whole grains, barley can be found in a variety of forms. The fiber may help lower cholesterol more effectively than oat fiber. This grain has also been shown to help control blood sugar and contains more protein and less starchy carbs than other grains such as corn, brown rice, millet and rye. This whole grain is a great source of the antioxidant selenium and contains tryptophan, which converts to the sleep-inducing melatonin. When adding to your NutriBlast, either use the milling blade first to churn into a fine powder, or for those who wish to ease digestive issues, add cooked or sprouted barley.
Look for whole barley, hulled barley, or hull-less barley vs. pearled barley to ensure you reap the benefits of the outer, soluble, beta-glucan, fibrous bran.
Calcium 6.1% Iron 36.8%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 3.5%
Vitamin K 5.1% Thiamin 79.2%
Riboflavin 30.8% Niacin 42.4%
Vitamin B-6 29.3% Folate 8.7%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 5.2%
Phosphorus 48.6% Magnesium 61.2%
Zinc 34.0% Selenium 99.1%
Copper 45.8% Manganese 178.8%