Barley recipes. Barley nutrition. Barley research. Barley and commercial foods production.  It's all here!  This site is brought to you by the National Barley Foods Council (NBFC).  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!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  (Yes, even NFL players are sporting pink in football stadiums across the country!)  It’s a good time for all of us to remember that while cancer is scary, the risk of developing various forms of this disease can be lessened by making healthy lifestyle choices.  Research continues to show that taking care of our bodies through exercise and diet can help reduce the risk of developing cancer.  So don’t just think pink this month.  Recommit yourself to moving more and eating better.  It’s not hard.  Check out our Blog of the month for some helpful tips straight from the American Cancer Society. And for more information on how eating barley promotes good health, visit the Health & Nutrition section of this site.   


Barley basics: finding, storing & cooking

Blog of the month

What's on the menu

Check these easy ways to flavor up your favorites

Get your kids on the barley bandwagon

Going vegetarian?  Check out these handy tips






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.

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


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.