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Barley
 is an ingredient used in Indian cooking
Also known as: 
Jav

Description: 
Barley, belongs to the grass family and is a major cereal grain. Used as an animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. Its one of the first domesticated grains and is a native of western Asia.

Commonly used in: 
Making alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Barley is a major animal feed. Also used as an algicide to prevent the growth of algae. Used in making various kind of food. The antioxidant rich grain is mostly used in soups.

Health Benefits:
Barley controls blood sugar, reduces blood pressure, reduces cholesterol. Barley is rich in dietary fibre and helps to maintain a healthy colon. Barley helps to control childhood asthama. Provides protection against breast cancer. Barley water is good for urinary infection.

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