Beta-glucans are a type of soluble fibre found in barley, which lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. One gram of beta-glucan from barley grain products equals 35% of the recommended daily intake. Beta glucans create a feeling of fullness, and prevents fast rise in blood sugar after eating. Beta-glucans also aid in the support of the immune system and can help regulate blood sugar. All of these benefits help the fight against obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
100% Whole Grain Barley Flour contains all of the barley kernel’s healthy and natural elements— the germ, endosperm and bran. Barley flour has a sweet flavor and may be added to your favorite baked goods recipe for additional flavor, nutrition and a wonderfully tender texture. Beta-glucan barley flour can substitute all-purpose or whole wheat flour at 100% when baking muffins, cookies, and quick breads, or up to 30% for yeast breads.