Naked Barley (Hordeum vulgare var. nudum)
One of the oldest grains to be cultivated, barley has been grown for over 8000 years. Monks have consumed barley as a nutritious breakfast food that helps the body conserve energy in cold weather. Barley is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates that helps lower cholesterol levels and the risk of type-2 diabetes. Pearled barley can be used in nutritious soups, while barley groats and grits can be consumed as a part of a healthy and nutritious breakfast for busy urbanities in Pokhara and Kathmandu.