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Prowashonupana barley AKA Sustagrain; high fiber whole grain

zackly | Apr 20, 201506:23 AM

I'm diabetic but one grain I seem to tolerate pretty well is barley (hulled). I just read about this Con Agra barley that has almost twice the fiber as regular barley but the only retail source is King Arthur Flour and they sell it in forms for enriching baked goods. I would like to buy it as hulled barley to serve as a side dish. Does anyone know about this product? Here's the info:

"Barley is highest in fiber of all the whole grains, with common varieties clocking in at about 17% fiber, and some, such as the variety called Prowashonupana barley (marketed by Conagra as Sustagrain), having up to 30% fiber! (For comparison, brown rice contains 3.5% fiber, corn about 7%, oats 10% and wheat about 12%.) While the fiber in most grains is concentrated largely in the outer bran layer, barley's fiber is found throughout the whole grain, which may account for its extraordinarily high levels."

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