EatBarley is your first stop for learning more about food barley. By supplementing your diet with barley, you will benefit from improved digestive health, heart health, and satiety to help manage body weight. Barley has been a part of diets around the world for millennia and is still vital to global cuisine today. This is a versatile grain that can be incorporated into a variety of dishes. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you may have come across a few barley fields. Among these fields are the farmers; growing barley is a family business. Take a moment to learn about their relationships to your community and how they produce a superior grain for it.

Hulless Barley

Sometimes referred to as hulless waxy or naked barley, this whole grain is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

To cook, boil 3 cups of water per 1 cup of barley. Simmer for 50-55 minutes until desired tenderness is reached.

Pearl Barley

While not a whole grain, this polished or “pearled” barley is still rich in fiber and cooks quickly.

To cook, boil 2.5 cups of water per 1 cup of barley. Simmer for 35-40 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached. 

Barley Flakes

Similar to rolled oats, barley flakes have a nutty flavor and are packed with nutrients and fiber.

Add to your baking, eat them raw, or cook by boiling 2 cups of water per 1 cup of flakes for 15-20 minutes.

Barley Flour

Perfect for all your baking needs, barley flour adds nutrients, fiber, and flavor to any baked treat. 

Add to any baking recipe by substituting 25% of regular flour with barley flour. 

Barley Grits

When barley kernels are cut into smaller pieces, they become grits yet still retain their beneficial nutrients and fiber.

To cook, boil 4 cups of water per 1 cup of grits. Simmer for 20 minutes. 

Barley from us to YOU!

Barley contains 8 essential amino acids, vitamins, as well an several minerals, and has been used since Ancient Egypt. It’s versatile usability means that you have a HUGE variety of ways to add this healthy grain to your everyday diet. Grown right here in the Pacific Northwest, Barley is your next healthy and sustainable super food. Check our Recipes page to see how you can incorporate more BARLEY into your life TODAY!

Meet the Growers

Barley Lee

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Barley Povey

Barley St. Barley Town

Barley Reid

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Barley Lam

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Barley Mosley

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