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Black Barley

Black Barley is the only grain that can go from field to table without being processed. The shape resembles a coffee bean and cooks to a glossy purplish-opal color. With nutty flavor and chewy texture, this grain is a healthy and colorful addition to stuffing or pilaf.

  • Gloom, or bran layer, stays attached to kernel and is edible

  • Slightly sweet flavor

  • Purplish-opal color

  • Approximately 1/4 inch long

  • Sturdy, holds up well in heating and freezing without dehydration

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $10.85
    $0.7 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in soups or salads

  • Beautiful in stuffing or as an alternative to rice

  • Best mixed with other grains due to chewy texture

  • Basic prep

    Add 1 cup Black Barley to 3 cups boiling water. Cover and simmer until about 50 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Drain any excess water.

    Storage & handling

    Store in cool, dry place.


    Barley. (May contain a trace percentage of cereal grains)

    Classic recipe

    Black Barley and Portabella Mushroom Soup

    In this recipe, black barley and our Portabella Mushrooms combine to make a rich, filling soup. Precooking the black barley andsoaking the portabella mushrooms separately allows the vegetables to keep a little bite with a shorter cook time.