Amazon Price: $51.17 $51.17 (as of October 1, 2016 1:24 am –
Great River Organic Milling is committed to providing quality organic products because we believe they are vital to promoting the cycle of a healthy environment for all. Most of our products are stone ground to produce a more flavourful and nutritional product. Ceritfied Organic by QA1 and kosher approved, Great Rivier Organic Milling has been providing stone ground quality for over a quarter of a century.
- Shipping Weight: 26.2 pounds
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- ASIN: B0049YK1FC
- UPC: 684765430250
Good Clean Barley
49 people found this helpful.
Not much to say here. The barley is as advertised. The shipping was slower than I expected, especially since the state of origin isn’t all that far from my home, but the price was better than I could find anywhere else.
28 people found this helpful.
Huge Bag of a very nutty, chewy and wholesome barley. Once I saw the bag I knew I was in for the long haul but it is no problem for it keeps well as long as you follow the storage guidelines. I immediately, upon receiving it, made a batch and was aware that cooking times required would have to be longer than the supermarket version. I mostly use it for soups of all kinds and also as an alternative to lentils, beans, garbanzos, etc. There is a recipe in the old country where you would cook them as you might cook most legumes until they are plumped and ready to go. Then you would add the required mix of onions or shallots or green onions, tomatoes if desired (can or finely chopped fresh) garlic, plenty of herbs and personal choice spices to add flavor to the mix. Then you would fried bananas and eggs and put one over medium egg on top and a couple of slices of bananas on the side, all this accompanied by brown rice or white rice. The healthy nature of Barley makes it ideal for regular involvement in the kitchen and even though 25 Lbs is a lot of barley, it is a great food. Prior to buying it I went and did some research on Barley and the results were nothing short of outstanding. Some people even use it to replace rice and I don’t see why not, for they have almost the same texture. Anyways, once cooked on a seafood chowder I was glad I made this purchase for Great River Organic Milling, Organic Whole Grains Hulled Barley, 25-Pound Package is a much better bargain and a much better quality than barley found at most stores. 4 Plus Stars for sure!
25 people found this helpful.
This barley is totally free of any inedible hulls. It cooks easily in a steamer set to 75 minutes and left to sit for an additional 30 after that. Once cooked it stores nicely in the refrigerator without losing it’s flavor or texture. I find the texture to comfortably chewy with a faint nutlike taste similar to brown rice. The grains of barley do tend to be sticky so you’re not going to get a one grain at the time Minute Rice experience, a good thing in my estimation.
Delicious, organic grain
14 people found this helpful.
This barley tastes great and it is so filling! The day this bag of barley arrived, I made a huge pot of bean-and-barley soup with a lot of mushrooms in it. I love the taste of mushrooms with barley. This grain has a wonderful, full-bodied, nutty flavor, and a terrific, chewy texture.
Very high fiber; nice flavor
7 people found this helpful.
This product requires a bit of processing to unlock the flavor. Boil 1 cup to 4 cups water for 60 minutes, low heat. Then place in electric blender until uniform. If you like hot oat bran cereal, you’ll also like this. It has a slight corn flavor. It is also good unblended, whole, in soups and rice dishes, but requires a lot of chewing. The unblended product is very chewy. Very very high fiber. 25 lbs of barley will keep me regular for quite a long time. I highly recommend this product for the person who needs bulk fiber. UPDATE 6/26/2012: I tried the barley in the bulk bin at W-F Company and found that I am allergic to it. W-F barley is brown, whereas Great River barley is pale. It is also hulled, which is very healthy. I must reiterate that I like this barley a lot…mellow flavor, and I’m not allergic to it.
Awesome buy at a great price!
6 people found this helpful.
I was very pleased by this purchase. I ordered this as well as other grains from Great River for use in my porridge which is healthy, cheap and tasty. I have cooked them up in my rice steamer as well as stove top and they come out with great texture as well as flavor. I would buy them more frequently if they didn’t last so long. (Review used for each grain as I am equally impressed with each)
First time a problem, 2nd time was great
6 people found this helpful.
I didn’t read these reviews before ordering and received pearled barley too in late 2012 (which is being composted — original product did not look like hulled barley, didn’t cook like hulled barley, nor did it taste like hulled barley, and was apparently pearled barley [not whole grain] instead of hulled barley [whole grain]). Since some reviews indicated that hulled barley was received, I took a chance that it was a temporary problem — Amazon reshipped at no charge in Jan 2013 and fortunately I got hulled barley this time. It was also very nicely packed and fresh.
5 people found this helpful.
This barley was exactly what I expected – hulled barley ready for use without need of rinsing. It’s a whole grain, great for barley water, grinding into flour, making soups, or as a more-nutritious rice substitute. It may take me some time to use all of this order, but I will be buying more in the future.