Pearl barley (or “pearled barley”) is barley processed to remove its hull and bran. Barley must have its fibrous outer hull removed before it can be eaten; pearl barley is taken a step further, polished to remove the nutritious bran layer.
Pearl barley is the most common form of barley for human consumption, probably because it cooks faster and is less chewy than other, less-processed forms of barley. This is in contrast to “hulled barley” or barley groats, which preserves the bran, or “pot barley” (also known as “Scotch barley”), in which the bran is not removed.
Pearl barley is similar to wheat in its caloric, protein, vitamin and mineral content, though it differs in that some varieties are high in lysine. Its cooked mainly in soups and stews, also as an ingredient for stuffing cooked potages or sweet dishes.
Barley-Pearl 6 gal 44# RB
Covered barley that has been processed to remove the tough inedible outer hull and then pearled or polished. It is versatile for many recipes. May be cooked and served as a side dish similar to rice. It may also be used to add healthful fiber, chewy texture and nutty flavor to soups, stews, casseroles, salads, pilafs, and fillings.
Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results.
Shelf Life: Should be stored in cool dark place- optimum condition is 60 degrees or less- for longer storage. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 30 years. Bulk products need to be repackaged for long term storage.
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