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Black Nile Barley Organic Whole Grain Berries - 16oz

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Non-GMO Purple Barley

A non-GMO product, this grain, also known as "purple barley," has a superior nutritional profile that is high in anthocyanin (antioxidants). Being a hulless variety means it is a whole grain food that is not pearled.  We don't shave off the nutrition! Our Black Nile Barley is recognized by the FDA as heart-healthy, thanks to its high content of beta-glucan that lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the glycemic index.

Cook black nile barley like risotto for a scrumptious pilaf or tabouleh. Or, in your kitchen mill grind coarse for polenta and couscous dishes. When ground fine, the barley flour makes superb flatbreads, pizza crust, scones, muffins, and moist, delicious pancakes.

Soak overnight and then cook like risotto. Served hot, this barley puts color on the plate; its robust taste is greatest when it accompanies lamb and wild meats. A balanced vegetarian meal consists of Black Nile Barley and cauliflower. With chefs, it's popular to combine our barley with root vegetables. Served cold, the barley risotto makes for a scrumptious base of many salad types. And you definitely have to try our barley in soups!

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Ingredients: Organic Lentz Black Nile Barley.

Available in 16oz packages

Black Nile Barley is an ancient grain of the Fertile Crescent. Lentz Black Nile Barley is a unique landrace variety genetically adapted to the mineral-rich soils and sunny climate of the Columbia Plateau in the Pacific Northwest. Chefs and bakers take delight in the robust flavor of this grain. 

Allergen info: Black Nile Barley contains barley gluten

Cooking Directions:  Put 3 cups of water in a 2-quart pan, cover and bring to a boil.  Add 1 cup dry Lentz Black Nile Barley berries and reduce to a simmer.  Let simmer for 40 minutes.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt halfway through cooking and a bit more water if needed.  Pour off remaining liquid before serving and let stand for 5 minutes.  Black Nile Barley cooks to a reddish-brown and imparts a lemon grassy, nutty flavor.

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y'all are the purple prairie barley and lena camelina I get from the Minglement on Vashon Island. Keep up the great work.

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