Pearled means lightly milled, or refined, to remove part or all of the germ and bran, but retains its endosperm (a substance which inhibits cholesterol formation). Pearled barley has a mild flavor and is chewy, less nutritious than whole barley. Once cooked, it can be used in salads, to thicken soups, broths or stews or for stuffing. Does contain small amounts of gluten.|
Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked
Calories 100 Fat 0 g Carbohydrate 22 g Dietary Fiber 2.5 g Sodium 0 mg Protein 2 g
Basic Cooking Instructions: 1 cup barley to 3 1/2 cups water; simmer 1 1/4 hours.