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Barley receiving recognition with new website


March 28, 2013
By Bakers Journal

March 28, 2013, Alberta – The Alberta Barley Commission (ABC) has launched a new consumer website for everything barley at www.GoBarley.com.

March 28, 2013, Alberta – The Alberta Barley Commission (ABC) has launched a new consumer website for everything barley at www.GoBarley.com.

The
website features more than 60 recipes from mains dishes to
desserts, as well as a series of barley how-to videos and multiple
blog posts from nutritionists and foodies. Aimed at showing consumers
just how versatile barley can be in day-to-day cooking and baking,
the website is part of a new market development initiative of the ABC.

Barley, Canada's third-largest crop, received approval from Health Canada for a
new food claim which concluded that daily consumption of barley helps to
reduce blood cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease.
Barley
is low on the glycemic index and packed full of fibre that will help
keep people feeling fuller, longer. You can cook pot or pearl barley in
water or broth and add it to soup or salads – or substitute it in any dish
where you would normally use rice or pasta. Barley flour has a rich,
nutty-flavour and can contain more than three times the dietary fibre of
enriched all-purpose flour. It can be found at bulk food stores, health
stores and major grocery stores.

GoBarley.com
also features partnerships with Canadian bloggers covering the other
uses of barley such as malt barley used to produce beer. These blogs
introduce consumers to Alberta’s craft brewers and breweries as well as
helpful tips for pairing food and beer.

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