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B . . . . . Barley Grass

Discussion in 'Ailments & Natural Remedies' started by Snowbaby, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    The use of barley for food and medicinal purposes goes back thousands of years. When the barley leaves are approx 12 to 14 inches high, they contain many vitamins, minerals and proteins necessary to the human diet.

    These include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, beta carotene, B1, B2, B6, C, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. Indeed, green barley juice contains 11 times the calcium in cows' milk, nearly 5 times the iron in spinach, 7 times the vitamin C in oranges, and 80 mg of vitamin B12 per hundred grams.

    Barley is reported to reduce cholesterol, stimulate blood circulation and may help protect against the risk of cancer. Barley is a widely cultivated grain used as a food and in the brewing process. It is also used as an additive to human and animal cereal foods. And used in flour for baking.


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