Barley beverage is 100% caffeine-free and is suitable for people of any age.
A beverage for all
Pregnant or breastfeeding women, kids, and people with certain health conditions cannot drink a lot of caffeine. Decaf coffee is most commonly produced using chemicals that remove most (but not all!) of the caffeine from regular coffee beans. Also, some of those chemicals are still left in the coffee beans after the process is completed.
Barley, instead, is 100% naturally caffeine-free.
Good for your health and immune system!
- Rich in vitamins, in particular vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and group B (B1, B2, B3), which are essential nutrients needed for good health.
- Rich in antioxidants, which can help neutralize harmful molecules that damage cells and contribute to various diseases.
- High in fiber, which helps to promote intestinal regularity.
- Rich in minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, silicon and zinc.
It lowers your cholesterol and glycemic rate
- Barley is the cereal with the lowest glycemic index which is great for diabetics.
- It also has high content of beta-glucans. According to the following EFSA scientific publication: “Barley beta-glucans have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease”.
A boost of energy
Barley gives you a boost of energy because it contains rich starch (a complex carbohydrate), which requires a process of slow digestion of sugars, which in turn allows the body to take better advantage of its energetic capacity than in simple sugars digestion.
While barley coffee does not have the same stimulating effects as coffee, it is often consumed as a source of sustained energy due to its ability to provide nourishment and support mental clarity. Some people find that drinking a barley beverage helps them feel more alert and focused.
In Italy during the Second World War, due to economic hardship and embargo, roasted barley became the alternative beverage to the very limited and expensive coffee. Even today, barley still has its share of aficionados in Italy.
Barley is an ancient cereal, known to mankind since ancient times.
Back in 400 B.C.E. Hippocrates, the Greek physician considered "the Father of Medicine," recommended a decoction and infusion of barley for its restorative and remineralizing properties.