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Nutritional Facts, Information & Health Benefits of Barley


The following page describes everything about Barley fruit. It tells what is Barley meaning, and what do we call Barley in Hindi. Some hidden facts also like the health benefits of Barley dry fruit and much more. This page describes facts about Barley. It tells Value of Barley including Minerals and Vitamins in Barley and describes what are the natural benefits and curative properties of Barley with Health Benefits of Barley.


Botanical Name/Scientific Name: Hordeum vulgare

Indian Name: Jau

Description of Barley

Following is the Description of Barley. It includes Barley color and some more information about Barley

 Barley is the fourth important cereal crop in the world and sixth in India. It is very nutritious and excellent body-builder. Barley resembles wheat in composition although it is less palatable. The Barely grain, also called ‘pearl barley’, is prepared by removal of the outer husk.

Origin and Distribution of Barley

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Barely was the first cereal to be domesticated in the Middle East at least 9,000 yews and was probably the most important of the early cereals. 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. The world’s largest producers are the Soviet Union, Germany, China and the United States.

Value of Barley

Barley nutrition is another matter of knowledge. So here we are providing Barley nutritional value which actually tell about Barley nutrients and their benefits.

 Barley is very nutritious and a rich source of protein and B-complex vitamins. Its protein quality is superior to the protein of corn and beans.  Most of the world’s barley crop is converted into malt. It is the most important grain used in the brewing of beer. Barley cannot be used for leavened bread because of low gluten content. It is much used in soups. Barley is also widely used as feed for livestock. 

                         Barley Food Value

Moisture in Barley                  12.5%                                       

 Protein in Barley                    11.5%                                       

 Fat in Barley                           1.3%                                          

 Fibre in Barley                       1.2%                                          

 Minerals in Barley                 3.9%                                           

 Carbohydrates in Barley       69.6%                                        


Minerals and Vitamins in Barley

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                  Minerals and Vitamins in Barley

Calcium in Barley                   26 mg

Phosphorus in Barley             215 mg

Iron in Barley                          3 mg

Vitamin C in Barley                5 mg

Small amount of vitamin B Complex

Values per 100 gins edible portion                                                                 

 Calorific Value –336

Natural Benefits and Curative Properties of Barley

Barley has a lot of curative properties and natural benefits. Read this passage to find benefits of Barley

Barley has many medicinal virtues. Pearled barley, which is the form the grain is largely eaten and consumed as a food by invalids. The malt prepared from barley is used in the preparation of malt extract for the incorporation in the diet of the infant and the invalid.

The partially germinated and dried grain is the source of malt extract which is more nutritious than the unmalted barley. Malt extract consists chiefly of dextrin and malt sugar and contains the ferment diastase enzyme which is developed during the malting process. This ferment diastase possesses the power of converting starch into dextrin and sugar, thus assisting in the digestive of starchy or farinaceous foods.’

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