Organic Barley Flakes
Organic barley flakes are made by rolling whole barley grains into flakes, a process that preserves their nutritional value and flavour. This versatile ingredient can be used in a variety of dishes, making it a popular choice for those looking to add some nutritious variety to their meals.
Barley has been enjoyed by humans for over 4000 years, and is the oldest cultivated cereal grain. It is a member of the Poaceae family and is often used to make porridge, bread, and beer. In ancient Greece, barley was a staple food that was valued even more highly than wheat.
Not only is barley a nutritious choice, it also adds a sweet and refreshing flavour to dishes. It is particularly popular in hot weather, but can also be used to add creamy texture to soups and cream soups when cooked.
Barley (Hordeum vulgare), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated grains, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago. Globally 70% of barley production is used as animal fodder, while 30% as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation.
In 2017, barley was ranked fourth among grains in quantity produced (149 million tonnes or 330 billion pounds) behind maize, rice and wheat.