Barley

Barley, which originated in Ethiopia and Southeast Asia, has been a common staple in human and animal diets since the ancient civilizations. It serves as a major animal fodder, base malt for beer and certain distilled beverages like whiskey, and a component of various health foods. Barley contains eight essential amino acids and is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps control blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels. It also contains several vitamins and minerals including niacin (Vitamin B3), thiamine (Vitamin B1), selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, and manga..

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