Barley Boasts a Bonanza of Fiber and Selenium

The Folklore. Initially cultivated in Southeast Asia and Ethiopia, barley was used for food and fermented into wine, a popular beverage in ancient Babylonia. In ancient Greece and Rome, barley was a major food for athletes; gladiators were called hordearii, “eaters of barley.” The Facts. Barley is available in many forms?whole, pearled, flakes, grits, meal, […]

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