Organic Barley Flakes and Kibbles - BioGro Certified
Grown in New Zealand
The barley grain is covered by a tough, protective hull or husk and has an outer seed coat that covers the bran layer, a large starchy endosperm, and an oil-containing germ. The hull and bran are removed by a process called pearling to make flakes and kibbles.
A hearty breakfast cereal that is perfect choice for individuals who have to watch their insulin levels.
Barley is a good source of the mineral chromium, which is a part of glucose tolerance factor.
Health and Barley:
Barley has been shown to lower cholesterol. It contains three compounds which may be responsible.
Barley is a rich source of beta-glucans which are associated with decreased cholesterol levels. Beta-glucans may achieve this by increasing thickness (viscosity) of intestinal contents.
The bran also contains tocotrienol, a form a vitamin E and is also rich in insoluble fibre, which may bind the cholesterol in the intestine and prevents its reabsorption.
Nutritional Information per cup, cooked (in grams):
The flakes and kibbles have a three month shelf life but are best kept in the freezer if possible. Bugs love them.