An alternative to wheatgrass. Growing times, technique, looks, and nutrition is essentially the same. Unlike wheatgrass, taste is somewhat bitter.
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Barley seed is devoted to growing grass which is intended to be juiced. It has a heavy husk and cannot be consumed as sprouts. Barley greens are too fibrous – it is not an edible salad green unless you are a cow or a horse! Instead barley grass juice is used for detoxifying the liver and boosting the immune system.
Barley is a grain, so there is no way to eat raw barley unless you sprout it. Sprouting barley breaks it down enough to make it largely digestible without cooking. In addition, sprouting increases B-vitamins, protein, and fiber. Barley is easy to sprout and great for making sprout bread. There is a whole chapter in Sproutman’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook devoted just to making breads, crackers, cookies, pizza and more. The blades of barley are 100% gluten free. Soil is never necessary to sprout barley.
Growing Barley Grass Sprouting Seed
Best Sprouter: Sproutman’s Wheatgrass Grower, next best: Freshlife Automatic Sprouter.
Next Best Sprouter: Hemp Sprout Bag., but only as a seed starter.
Grass is Ready in 12 days.
Seed Storage & Viability: Up to 1 year when stored in a glass jar with a rubber seal on the inside of the lid. Put in a cool, dark place. To extend storage life, refrigerate or freeze in a tightly sealed freezer bag.
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