Code

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BRL001

Hindi Name

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Jao

English Name

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Barley

Botanical_Name

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Hordeum vulgare

Description 

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Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. Its appearance resembles wheat berries, although it is slightly lighter in color. Sprouted barley is naturally high in maltose, a sugar that serves as the basis for both malt syrup sweetener. When fermented, barley is used as an ingredient in beer and other alcoholic beverages.

Uses

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For many centuries humans have used the barley plant's seeds and leaves as food and medicine..Barley is a very good source of fiber and selenium.It also serves as a good source of the minerals phosphorous, copper and manganese. A source of B vitamins, vitamin E, and folic acid, barley seeds are also ground into flour for baking or processed for use as a cereal.Malt sugar, another common derivative of barley, is made and used as a natural laxative.Many people associate barley with making beer, but in other parts of the world it is a primary grain for food.It is also found in bread, soups, stews and museli. In Asia, barley seeds are fermented and added to soybeans, salt, and seaweed for flavoring food. For medical use barley help to alleviate diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. Barley seeds may also protect against colon cancer.Patiens with Oedema in legs or with kidney diseases drink water boiled with barley seeds there by getting relief.