Highland Specialty Grains has a variety of BG products which emphasize BetaGlucan content and heart health. Scientific evidence shows that beta-glucan significantly lowers blood cholesterol level and reduces the risk of heart disease. Consumption of diets containing 3 – 6g/day of barley beta-glucans have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. The FDA has concluded that barley foods supplying 3 grams of beta-glucan per day may lower cholesterol by 5%.
Additionally, barley is a great choice for anyone at risk for type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Beta-glucan soluble fiber coupled with vitamins and minerals promotes better blood sugar by slowing glucose absorption–it helps fight diabetes.
Because of all of these facts, Highland Specialty Grains is committed to food barley. We believe that barley is a whole grain that needs to transition into mass-marketed human consumption products. If you’re interested in growing BG Barley, we’d ask you to contact us so that we can help you in selecting the variety that would best serve your finished, final product.