Pearl Barley


Pearl Barley is a type of whole grain barley with its bran removed for ease of cooking. It's most often used in rich, hearty dishes like rissotos, soups and stews.

Not overly nutrient-dense, pearl barley's health benefits may come from it's decent fiber contents including beta-glucens along with other phytonutrients. Studies have associated these beta-glucens with reduction of cholesterol.

Studies of interest

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  1. Issues Surrounding Health Claims for Barley
    The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 138, Issue 6, June 2008, Pages 1237S–1243S,

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Water68.8 g
Energy123 kcal
5 %
Protein2.26 g
Fats0.44 g
Carbs28.22 g
Fiber3.8 g
Sugars0.28 g
Calcium11 mg
1 %
Iron1.33 mg
9 %
Magnesium22 mg
6 %
Phosphorus54 mg
4 %
Potassium93 mg
2 %
Sodium3 mg
Zinc0.82 mg
9 %
Copper0.105 mg
12 %
Manganese0.259 mg
16 %
Selenium8.6 µg
16 %
Vit C0 mg
Thiamin0.083 mg
8 %
Riboflavin0.062 mg
6 %
Niacin2.063 mg
15 %
Vit B60.115 mg
10 %
Folate16 µg
4 %
Vit B120 µg
Vit A0 µg
Vit E0.01 mg
Vit D0 µg
Vit K0.8 µg
1 %
Sat Fat0.093 g
Mono Fat0.057 g
Poly Fat0.214 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Caffeine0 mg