There's nothing like a steamy bowl of soup when the weather outside holds such a chill. Just last week I was sitting in the yard soaking up some much needed sun. This week..hello Winter! So, I'm not ready to put away my soup pot, yet!
I haven't done much with barley in the past, but after researching its properties it could become a front runner in my kitchen. Here's an excerpt from the Grain Council.
Barley, like all whole grains, reduces blood pressure.
Eating barley has been shown to lower LDL "bad" cholesterol and may help reduce the risk of heart disease.