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.

This month conjures up past memories of May Day celebrations.  Like dropping off a little basket of flowers at the neighbor’s front door.  And running like mad to not get caught!  So what happened to that tradition?  Maybe it’s time to reinstate it.  Of course it’s also the month to honor moms and all the great women in our lives. Want to treat a special gal to a really yummy breakfast? Check out this month’s featured recipe. It’s a goodie!

Barley basics: finding, storing & cooking

Blog of the month - May 2016

What's on the May 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.

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 - New

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