Barley Flour is an extraordinary addition for any baked goods. Barley flour is a good source of dietary fiber. Studies have shown that dietary fiber, specifically soluble fiber, can aid in the reduction of cholesterol. Barley contains a special type of fiber that is especially good for the reduction of cholesterol called beta-glucan. Beta-glucans also aid in the support of the immune system and can help regulate blood sugar.
Barley flour has a sweet, nut-like flavor and may be added to your favorite baked goods recipe for additional flavor and nutrition and a wonderfully tender texture. Try substituting 1/2 cup of barley flour in place of your regular flour in biscuits, pancakes, cookies, muffins and breads.