Although Barley may not be as popular as other microgreens it has some impressive health benefits. A very high fiber content, vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants are just some of the Barley nutrition benefits that make it one of the best microgreen choice.
A high percentage of the Barley grain grown around the world today is used to make Barley into other products like alcohol or syrup. Sprouted Barley is naturally high in maltose, which is a type of sugar that is used for various purposes. Maltose from Barley is used to make malt syrups that serve as a natural sweetener.
The health benefits of Barley are mostly attributable to the eight essential amino acids which it contains, meaning that it represents a complete protein in our diet.
Barley is a very good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, and selenium. It also serves as a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin.
- Improves digestion
- Helps with weight loss
- Prevents heart disease
- Protects against cancer
- Keeps colon and intestine healthy
- Reduces gallstone probability
- Prevents osteoporosis
- Preserves skin elasticity
- Boosts immune system
- Controls blood cholesterol levels
- Prevents heart disease & cancer
- Protects against atherosclerosis
- Reduces asthma
Source: Micro Plants Robert