Barley recipes, nutrition, research and commercial foods production.  It's all here.  This site is brought to you by the National Barley Foods Council. We're a non-profit organization established to serve as an educational clearinghouse for barley food, health and manufacturing issues. And we developed this site to serve as your one-stop information destination.  So take a look around.  You'll see there's lots to learn about this amazing grain.

It's the season of gift-giving.  If you're looking for ways to simplify your celebrations, we've got a charming and inexpensive gift idea for the foodies and cooks on your list.  Fill a vintage mason jar (or other neat tag sale find) with raw pearl barley.  Decorate the lid with a small ornament and attach a recipe card with a festive ribbon.  Check out our Barley Recipes for some yummy ideas.

Barley basics: finding, storing & cooking

Barley blog of the month - December 2016

What's on the December menu?

Check these easy ways to flavor up your favorites

Get your kids on the barley bandwagon






Is there a connection between eating barley and maintaining a healthy heart?  Does barley help fight type 2 diabetes and obesity?  The answer is a resounding yes!  For more information, check out our Health & Nutrition section.

From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Health implications of dietary fiber

We’re working hard to keep tabs on important barley research as it relates to human foods. Be sure to check out the Science & Research section for a curated list of relevant studies about our favorite grain.

Research: Barley bread improves blood sugar levels and reduces appetite

Effect of consuming novel foods consisting [of] high oleic canola oil, barley β-glucan and DHA on cardio disease risk in humans 

Including barley as a key ingredient in commercial food production continues to gain ground.  Visit our barley Commercial Food Trade section to learn how the grain is contributing to the healthy and functional world of food manufacturing.

Milling innovations help food sector tap barley's health properties