Botanical name: Hordeum Vulgare
Barley kernels produce a broad blade grass with a light green colour. It is reported to be a great free radical scavenger which may help to reduce pain and inflammation. It is extremely nutritious in the form of raw juice, however a special juicer is required for this. The juice has a very potent flavour, so adding fruit or vegetable juice will make it more enjoyable.
The appeal of Barley grass is that it is a richer in individual vitamins and enzymes than many other known super-foods.
Barley grass has been claimed to offer more protein than a sirloin steak, five times the amount of iron as broccoli, seven times more vitamin C than orange juice and 11 times more calcium than milk. The real benefit and power of Barley grass is the combination of all these nutrients and enzymes in one food.
Nutritional Value: Barley Grass is a good source of Protein and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese and Selenium.
Germination: 1-3 days depending on growing conditions.