Barley Health Benefits and Information

NEW - Watch Dr Kevin Passero, N.D. discuss why you should consider supplementing with barley grass supplements. He also discusses how to choose between all of the barley supplements on the market.

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For many centuries humans have used the barley plant's seeds and leaves as food and medicine. A source of B vitamins, vitamin E, and folic acid, barley seeds are also ground into flour for baking or processed for use as a cereal. Malt sugar, another common derivative of barley, is made and used as a natural laxative. Many people associate barley with making beer, but in other parts of the world it is a primary grain for food. In Asia, barley seeds are fermented and added to soybeans, salt, and seaweed for flavoring food.