Black Barley is also known as Purple Hull-less Barley. Originally from Ethiopia, this variety has not been raised until recently because of the low yield. A farmer in Montana decided to take a risk. This is actually the only grain that can go from field to table without being processed, because the gloom or bran layer stays attached to the kernel, and is edible.|
The shape of this hearty grain resembles a coffee bean and cooks up to a glossy purplish-mahogany color. It is wonderful in soups and stuffing's or alone as a beautiful alternative to rice (because of a somewhat chewy texture, it is best mixed with other grains when used alone.)
Serving Size: 1/4 cup cooked
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 2g Total Carbohydrate 48g
Dietary Fiber 11g Sodium 0mg Protein 9g Sugars 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 8% Iron 25%
Basic Cooking Instructions: 1 cup barley to 3 1/2 cups water; simmer 1 1/4 hours.