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Whole Grain Barley Berries - Against the Grain Farms

Whole Grain Barley Berries - Against the Grain Farms

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Against the Grain  beta-glucan barley is a hulless barley variety that has been adapted to grow in Canada. It is free of genetically modified organisms and commercial additives, and is more nutritious than traditional barley.  It adds a delicious nutty flavour to your cooking & baking. ATG barley flour has half the gluten of most wheat flours. 

Hulless barley is high in beta-glucans which are a type of soluble fibre found in barley that lowers blood cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. One gram of beta-glucan from barley grain products equals 35% of the recommended daily intake. Beta-glucans create a feeling of fullness, and prevent fast rise in blood sugar after eating.

Against the Grain Farms

“Whole Grains, Ancient Varieties, Locally Adapted”

Against the Grain Farms is the brainchild of Shelley Spruit, a chef and baker by trade and a fouth-generation Ontario grain farmer at heart. The farm launched in 2014 with the goal of selecting and trialling ancient cultivars of wheat and other heritage grains from around the world that could best adapt to our local climate.

Reflecting her professional philosophy, her careful selection brings the story of the ancient grains to the forefront while embracing the spirit of agricultural diversity. It is a retort to the dwindling diversity of seed stocks and our increasing global dependence on a few leading crops. Heritage grains offer a sustainable and wholesome food choice, while bridging the cultural and culinary gap between what we eat and what we grow.

Grown in Winchester, Ontario

All ATG products are non-GMO