Definitions for "Barley"
Keywords:  malt, cereal, hordeum, brew, beer
A valuable grain, of the family of grasses, genus Hordeum, used for food, and for making malt, from which are prepared beer, ale, and whisky.
Hordeum spp. CBSA Canada Border Services Agency CFIA Canadian Food Inspection Agency
a hardy cereal which, when malted, is an essential ingredient for all malt whiskies.
Franckowiak JD, Lundqvist U, Konishi T. New and revised names for barley genes. Barley Genet Newsl. 1997;26:4-8. Also available from: [cited 2001 Jun 18]. Linde-Laursen I. Recommendations for the designation of the barley chromosomes and their arms. Barley Genet Newsl. 1997;26:1-3. Also available from: [cited 2001 Jun 18].
Keywords:  nutty, gluten, flour, recipes, bread
Barley flour will only be found in health food stores. It has a very low gluten content and must be used in conjunction with a high gluten flour. Barley has a mild nutty flavor. Generally, barley flour is a low percentage of all flour used in bread recipes.