3 reasons to put barley on your menu!
• It’s versatile Yes, it takes longer to cook than rice or other grains, but barley’s nutty taste and chewy texture make it a real hero in slow-cooked casseroles, risottos and hearty winter soups.
• It’s affordable Pearl barley is a thrifty pantry staple and offers great value for money ($0.34 per 100g) compared with pearl couscous ($1.65 per 100g) or quinoa ($2.75 per 100g).
• It’s nutritious In fact, pearl barley has twice as much fibre as brown rice, and a low glycaemic index (GI). A recent study found barley’s fibre helps to reduce appetite and improve insulin sensitivity, which helps lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.