Barley (Jau)

Moisture 12.5% Protein 11.5%
Fat 1.3% Minerals 3.9%
Fibre 1.2% Carbohydrates 69.6%
Calcium 26 mg Phosphorus 215 mg
Iron 3 mg Vitamin C 5 mg
>Calorific Value - 336 (values per 100 gms)
>Small amount of Vitamin B complex
Origin and Distribution

Barley was the first cereal to be domesticated in the middle East and was one of the early cereal crop. Hulled Barley was grown by the ancient Egyptians. It is now widely grown in Europe, arid regions near the Sahara and the high plateau of Tibet. Barley is very nutritious and a rich source of protein and B-complex vitamins.

Natural Benefits Of Barley

Barley has many medicinal virtues.Pearled barley, form Grain is largerly eaten and consumed as a food by invalids. The malt prepared from barley is used in the diet of the infant and the invalid.

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The partially germinated and dried grain is the source of malt extract which is more nutritious than the unmalted barley.

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