Purple Prairie Barley
- Organic | Heirloom
- Produced in Ulm, MT by Timeless Foods.
- 16 oz
- Timeless Foods
Purple Prairie Barley® is an heirloom grain that traces its roots to the mountains of Tibet, and ultimately back thousands of years to the Nile River Valley.
Semi-Pearled Purple Prairie Barley® is lightly pearled; just enough bran has been removed to speed up cooking while delivering the fiber, vitamins and minerals, and anthocyanins needed for a healthy diet. Much of the dark bran remains and the kernel keeps its dark color.
Purple Prairie Barley® sweet smoky flavor recommends it as an ingredient for soups, salads, and pilafs. It cooks in just 40 minutes, and you can even use a rice cooker! Or grind it into a stunning pastel purple flour and substitute it for up to 10% of the flour in yeast bread recipes or as much as 50% of the flour in pancakes, muffins, or waffles. No wonder it has become one of our most sought after products! You will love this barley.
This delicious and beautiful barley is 15% protein, high in cholesterol-fighting beta glucans, and a tasty source of Potassium, Iron, and Calcium. With its dark purple seed coat, it is also high in the disease-fighting anti-oxidants known as anthocyanins. In fact, in testing for ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity), our Purple Prairie Barley tested over 26% - higher than cultivated blueberries!
Timeless Natural Food is located where the Great Plains of America unfold from the majestic Rocky Mountain Front into the renowned Golden Triangle, Montana’s most productive agricultural area. Here the cool, dry environment is ideal for producing the high quality, certified organic cereal grains, pulse crops, and edible seeds for which Timeless has become famous.
Timeless was created in 1987 by four organic farmers to market the production from their own farms. Now we help support dozens of organic family farmers throughout Montana and the surrounding region with soil-building crop rotation options and new markets for their quality crops.
The hallmark of Timeless has always been the introduction of unique and highly nutritious heirloom specialty grains like our Black Beluga® Lentils, Purple Prairie™ Barley, and Black Kabuli™ Chickpeas.
While we remain a small, farmer-owned company in rural Montana, our bulk grains are marketed world wide. And our award-winning, 100% organic Timeless Natural Food retail line graces the shelves of quality grocers across America.