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An ancient grain, barley lends robust nutty flavour to salads, soups and stews or can substitute rice in curry, stir fry and risotto dishes. Our barley is hulled to allow faster and easier cooking while leaving much of the bran intact to preserve its nutritional properties and ensure a delightful chewy bite, which will hold even when cold.

Barley was one of the world's earliest cultivated grains, featuring in traditional diets across the globe. Known as 'hordearii' or 'barley-men', Roman gladiators attributed their strength to barley.

SIZE: 17.6oz / 1.1lb / 500g Net Wt
GTIN-13: 5060323904992
GTIN-14: 25060323904996

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Contains Wheat

Celery, Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Lupin, Dairy, Molluscs, Mustard, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Sulphites, Nuts

Source of Fibre, Low Fat, Sugars-Free, Salt-Free

Nutritional Information 100 g 1 portion / 75 g
Energy 347 kcal / 1,451 kJ 243 kcal / 1,016 kJ
of which saturates
1.4 g
0.3 g
1.0 g
0.2 g
of which sugars *
68.5 g
0.0 g
48.0 g
0.0 g
Fibre 10.4 g 7.3 g
Protein 9.2 g 6.4 g
Salt 0.01 g 0.01 g
Sodium 0.00 g 0.00 g

*Contains naturally occurring sugars

Vegan, Vegetarian

Fontana FORMIELLO barley is cultivated at the foot of the Alps in Northern Italy.

Rinse barley with cold water, place in a pot, add water (3 parts water for 1 of barley), salt to taste and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 mins. Drain off any excess liquid and gently fluff in butter or extra virgin olive oil. Alternatively, pre-soak barley overnight and cook it for 15 mins.

Add cooked barley to any one-pot soup or stew to give it body and flavour. Cook it in broth and add vegetables to make a tasty pilaf or risotto. Toss chilled, cooked barley with diced vegetables and homemade dressing for a quick cold salad.

Mix barley with mashed black beans to make a base for delicious veggie burgers. Barley can also be used as a variation to rice to make delicious puddings.

30 minutes / 15 minutes with pre-soaking
About 11 portions (4 tablespoons / 1.6oz / 45g)

Store in a cool dark place. Once opened, store barley in a tightly sealed container.

Bag Low-density polyethylene (4 LDPE) Recyclable | Plastic
Pack Paperboard (23 PBD) Recyclable | Paper
Case Cardboard (20 PAP) Recyclable | Paper
We are committed to minimising the amount of packaging used for our products, and are constantly exploring sustainable options, with zero plastic our ultimate goal. We measure the impact of our packaging using the three criteria below:
Packaging to Product Weight Ratio 7.0%
Recyclable Content 100%
Plastic Content 1.9%

Our barley is packed in vacuum-sealed plastic bags. This packaging helps to preserve the nutritional value of this grain and extends its shelf life naturally without the use of preservatives. Whilst we prefer to avoid plastic, this solution results in a longer shelf life and consequently in reduced food waste.

Lovely alternative to farro or spelt. Great in healthy salads