Barley - Natural Benefits and Curative Properties
Botanical Name :: Hordeum vulgars
Indian Name :: Jau
Barley is the fourth important cereal crop in the world and sixth in India. It is very nutritious and an 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
Barely was the first cereal to be domesticated in the Middle. East at least 9,000 years 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.
Food Value of Barley
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.
Natural Benefits and Curative Properties 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 un malted 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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