An Ancient Grain I Barley Know Anything About

China approves protocol allowing access to US barley | 2020-05-15 | World  Grain

Barley was one of the first domesticated grains. It was carried from the Middle East down to North Africa. It grows in saline soil, is drought resistance and tastes like nothing but with more carbohydrates…

Tibet had the perfect climate for growing barley and it allowed the country to build great armies… making it the dangerous superpower we know today.

Barley was used to make beer in ancient times; and, it was also used as currency so you’d have something to misplace while you were getting drunk.

Russia grows more barley than any other nation. This is dangerous because of the very real possibility that they will cut off barley exports, forcing other nations to rely on grains that actually taste good.

Barley is a great source of protein, B vitamins and sadness.

In the Middle East, barley was considered just the food to soothe and calm the bowels, although they are not clear on exactly how to get it to the bowels.

In England, barley was personified in John Barleycorn, who went through the processes of reaping and malting like actual barley but also had a license to kill.

Italy used caffè d’orzo, or “barley coffee”, during WWII after Mussolini had all the coffee beans executed. It contains no caffeine and doesn’t taste as good as coffee but it had a wonderful barley flavor that says to the world that you’ll drink anything.

If you have a gluten intolerance, you should probably avoid barley. If you don’t have a gluten intolerance, you can say you have one and trust me, no one will check.

Scientists mapped the barley genome in 2012; now, there are plans to create a genetic hybrid between barley and a horse in order to create a hardy nutritious grain that also wins the Kentucky Derby…

18 thoughts on “An Ancient Grain I Barley Know Anything About

  1. I had a corn on each of my big toes, so I soaked my feet in barley water, and now I not only have corns on all my toes, but the water changed into whiskey and I have an urge to sing this song whenever I go to the john:

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  2. “a genetic hybrid between barley and a horse in order to create a hardy nutritious grain that also wins the Kentucky Derby…”

    Didn’t they do that with the horse they call Seabiscuit (Gluten Free) ?

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