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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Barley Health

 

Health Benefits of Barley
 
 
Barley Water
  • 1 cup organic Pearl Barley
  • 5 cups water
  • Juice of 1/2 - 1 lemon (to taste or other fruit if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional to taste)
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Root Ginger (optional)

Servings: 4 cups

1. Put ingredients in a pan

Place the Pearl Barley in a sieve and rinse for a minute or so with plenty of fresh running water.

Place the Pearl Barley, water (and ginger / cinnamon if using) in a pan that can easily accommodate the volume of barley water you are making. Switch the heat on.

2. Boil it up

Bring the water to the boil and then simmer for 20-25 minutes with the lid off. This will reduce the amount of water by about 1/3.

The grains should be softened and cooked.

3. Strain and refine taste

Pour the barley water mixture through a sieve to seperate the barley grains, ginger and cinnamon from the Barley Water. Add the lemon juice (or other preferred fruit juice) and honey to taste, stir and leave to cool.

Barley water is normally drunk cold and it is best to drink it on the day of making when it is at its freshest. Your home made Barley Water should keep well in a covered glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Raw Barley Water

Barley Water raw version by placing all the ingredients into a jug that is covered with a breathable lid / kitchen towel. Stir the mixture and leave to stand for 24 hours. Strain the mixture using a fine sieve and serve.

 

Diane

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