What's the difference between hulled and hulless barley?

Hulless Barley is a type of barley that has an outer hull that's very loosely attached to the kernel; this means that it generally falls off during harvesting, cutting down on any required post processing, and ensuring that all of the bran and germ are retained.

Hulled barley, on the other hand, has to be minimally processed to carefully get rid of the tough inedible outer hull so that there is a minimum amount of bran loss.

Barley is an excellent source of dietary fiber and keeps you fuller longer, and may even help:

  • Stabilize blood sugar
    Lower cholesterol
    Reduce heart attack risk
    Give you healthy doses of protein, iron and calcium

About Food offers Barley Storage, Cooking Tips, Measures, and Substitutions, TheKitchn suggests How to cook tender, chewy barley, and Vegan Coach presents How To Cook Barley Up Tender and Moist.

In bad news barley buzz, Claims Journal is reporting that Record rains cause millions of dollars in damage to Idaho barley fields.

Updated on Friday, October 10 2014 at 02:56PM EDT
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