View Full Version : Pearl Barley

Jul 2nd, 2008, 03:23 PM
All I know about it is that its good to put in stuff, and it is not as good for you as pot barley.But I doint like pot barley.
Is this stuff bad for you then?
I am wanting to start using it as a pasta substitute.

Jul 3rd, 2008, 02:01 PM
you can use it as a grain sub for rice, couscous, etc, and i guess pasta. lovely nutty flavour :)

i love to put it in a good veggie casserole baked for about 3hrs in the oven, it swells up a lot though so you need lots of liquid.

its not as nutritionally good as pot which hasn't been polished like pearl barley has - but i still absolutely love the stuff!! in fact i bought some this morning for a veg casserole for sunday lunch...mmmmmm

Jul 3rd, 2008, 06:37 PM
I have been putting it in soup I guess its better for you than wheat based stuff :) I bought a truck load of it cause it was cheap lol. My hamster seems to liek it too

Jul 6th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Polished grains aren't "bad for you" but compared to whole grains they are crap, nutritionally, because they lack the fibre and vitamins that whole grains have.

Jul 7th, 2008, 09:01 AM
mmm i made my barley veg casserole yesterday - and with the rain it was the right choice of dinner with brocolli, savoy cabbage and roasties.