Barley

Barley is one of the major grain or crop of Nepal. Barley is mostly cultivated in the Himalayan region of Nepal where paddy land is not possible. People use it as their food and mostly animal feeds as well. Nepalese barley seeds are of Nepal origin. They are of high altitude properties; so they are really testy and helpful to our health. Nepalese barley products are very famous. Most of the Himalayan and hilly parts of Nepal is popular for barley production.

Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Triticeae
Genus: Hordeum
Species: H. vulgare
Binomial name: Hordeum vulgare L.
English Name: Barley
Nepali Name: Jau
Trade Name: Barley

Chemistry: H. vulgare contains the phenolics caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid, the flavonoids catechin-7-O-glucoside, saponarin, catechin, procyanidin B3, procyanidin C2, and prodelphinidin B3, the alkaloid hordenine and the ferulic acid 8,5'-diferulic aci.

Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency, the result of its gluten content. 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 and when fermented, as an ingredient in beer and other alcoholic beverages.

 

Barley is a very good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, and selenium. It also serves as a good source of the copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin.

 

Barley is used as:

  • Human food
  • Animal feeds
  • Fish feed
  • Food additive
  • Algicide: As an aglicide or a pesticide barley straw can also be placed in mesh bags and floated in fish ponds or water gardens to help reduce algal growth without harming pond plants and animals.
  • In readymade foods
  • Alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages
  • Ornamental and other uses 

Barley is usually packed in food graded sacks with customized quantity or size. We also provide customized packaging as per buyer’s choice and shipping modes.