Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally. Pearl barley, or pearled barley, is whole grain barley that has been processed to remove its fibrous outer hull and polished to remove some or all of the bran layer.
It can help with weight loss, helps control blood sugar levels and improve insulin response, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and helps reduce blood pressure.
Barley can be added to soups and stews and cooked cooled barley can be added to salads or can be eaten as a side dish in place of quinoa or rice.
Pearl barley does not need to be soaked before use and will become tender during the cooking process.
Pearl barley will take around 30 minutes to cook once brought to the boil and simmered.
See link below for a recipe you might want to try using pearl barley:
Pearl barley risotto with chorizo and rosemary