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May is National Salad Month.  According to the Association of Dressings and Sauces, we Americans are big-time salad-lovers.  Our salad consumption is apparently at an all-time high, with a whopping 73% of US households serving salad regularly.  And the good news is hardy grains like barley make an excellent salad ingredient.  Try some of these recipes and see for yourself.

Barley basics: finding, storing & cooking

Tip of the month

What's on the menu

Check these easy ways to flavor up your favorites

Get your kids on the barley bandwagon

Going vegetarian?  Check out these handy tips






Eat barley for heart health

Barley fights diabetes

Fiber and weight loss

Long-term studies tout whole grain benefits

Barley extracts show weight management potential

Fibrous barley and mushroom beta-glucans reduce glycemic response of extruded snacks


High fructan barley holds wholegrain promise, says CSIRO

Barley bread has great potential but there are formulation challenges, say researchers

Barley bakery mix enables blood cholesterol health claim