International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 3, PART I
Structure, health benefits and value added products of barley
Author(s): Azma Inamdar and Renuka Meti
Barley, the scientific name of barley is “Hordeum vulgare”, it belongs to the grass family and it is one among the four cereal crops worldwide which are rice, corn and wheat. There are three main parts of barley grain which are embryo, endosperm and the covering layers of maternal origin. Barley provides health benefits of lowering serum cholesterol by the formation of high viscosity solution in intestine which delays intestinal absorption of glucose and lipids, it also helps in fighting against constipation and diarrhea, facilitate weight loss, blood sugar level management, promote heart health and by controlling hormone levels helps in prevention of hormone-related cancers and prevent formation of gallstones.
How to cite this article:
Azma Inamdar, Renuka Meti. Structure, health benefits and value added products of barley. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(3):532-534.