- 1樓.2010/07/01 11:15Barley
Here is a little bit of extra information to your article.
大麥 is barley. 小麥 is wheat. 燕麥 is oat. They are completely different crops. As everyone knows, wheat is the grain to make "flour" (wheat flour) to make bread. Oat is the one which is very popular for providing dietary fiber and has a significant functionality for lower cholesterol.
Barley has been longed for its health benefit too. I have had barley in salad with coconut dressing. It tastes really nice. I guess that's why it's often one of the ingredients in so called "5 grain rice" in Taiwan.
In fact, barley and oat can be milled into flours (e.g. barley flour and oat flour). We have already used them as a part of ingredients on food coating in some new products we are about to launch in two weeks time.