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One of the earliest cultivated cereals. Barley is grown in almost all the temperate regions of Europe and North America. It's used in malt drinks and extracts, as well as in malt whisky.

It's nutritious and easily digestible, providing a good source of calcium, fibre, iron and protein. Sprouted barley is even more nutritious and can help indigestion and abdominal bloating. It's also a strong blood purifier.

Barley grass, which can be grown at home, is rich in chlorophyll and vitamin A. It has a protein content of 20%, about the same as that of meat.

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