3 rea­sons to put bar­ley on your menu!

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - SHOPPING -

• 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.

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