Timeless, Purple Prairie Barley, 100% Organic, 1 Lb
Purple Prairie Barley® is an heirloom grain that traces its roots to the mountains of Tibet, and ultimately back thousands of years to the Nile River Valley.
Semi-Pearled Purple Prairie Barley® is lightly pearled; just enough bran has been removed to speed up cooking while delivering the fiber, vitamins and minerals, and anthocyanins needed for a healthy diet. Much of the dark bran remains and the kernel keeps its dark color.
Purple Prairie Barley® sweet smoky flavor recommends it as an ingredient for soups, salads, and pilafs. It cooks in just 40 minutes, and you can even use a rice cooker! Or grind it into a stunning pastel purple flour and substitute it for up to 10% of the flour in yeast bread recipes or as much as 50% of the flour in pancakes, muffins, or waffles. No wonder it has become one of our most sought after products! You will love this barley.
This delicious and beautiful barley is 15% protein, high in cholesterol-fighting beta glucans, and a tasty source of Potassium, Iron, and Calcium. With its dark purple seed coat, it is also high in the disease-fighting anti-oxidants known as anthocyanins. In fact, in testing for ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity), our Purple Prairie Barley tested over 26% - higher than cultivated blueberries!