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Is barley healthy for you?

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  • Barley is classified as a whole grain, and ranks as the fourth most widely produced grain crop in the world after maize, rice and wheat
  • Knowing the difference between pearl or hulled barley is crucial, as they have different cooking times and different purposes
  • Unfortunately, barley is high in lectins. Lectins can be problematic for everyone, but those who are struggling with autoimmune disorders may experience a higher degree of toxicity due to the negative autoimmune and inflammatory effects of these plant proteins

You may be familiar with barley as the main ingredient in beer production, but this versatile cereal grain, loved for its deep nutlike taste and chewy consistency, has myriad uses in the kitchen. However, there’s a downside to consuming it.

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