Grain is transformed into wholesome sweetness through the simple, yet wondrous process of traditional malting. This is a superior traditionally malted organically grown and produced sweetener, Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup.
The only ingredients in Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup are USA family farm organically grown barley and water.
As with true organic farming, our traditional organic malting process is performed in cooperation with Nature. While others use pharmaceutical, artificially produced enzymes, gibberellic acid, and potassium bromate to speed and increase production, our centuries old process uses only the grain's own enzymes and the knowledge and care of artisan maltsters.
The grain is spread out and steeped in water. After steeping is completed, the barley is allowed to germinate and sprout. During the germination process, more than 140 enzymes are created. These enzymes hydrolyze carbohydrates into sugars and break down proteins into amino acids. At just the right time, when sugar levels are optimal, the sprouted grain is kiln roasted rendering it non diastatic by stopping the enzymatic action, and the malt develops color and flavor. The grain is cured, then mashed, cooked, filtered, concentrated, and packed. The process takes 30 to 45 days. We like slow food.
The sugar profile of Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup is approximately 76.13 percent maltose, 15.81 percent glucose, 6.03 percent sucrose, and 2.04 percent fructose. It has 14 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of sugar per serving. A whole grain sweetener that is about half as sweet as refined sugar and has a consistency and flavor similar to that of molasses. If a lighter, sweeter flavor is desired, Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup can be combined with other organic grain sweeteners or organic maple syrup.
Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup carries the distinct character of the grain. It is a versatile sweetener with hundreds of uses. It's great over cereal and on pancakes, in popcorn balls and caramel corn, makes moist spice cakes, gingerbread and muffins, dark breads like pumpernickel, baked beans and is delicious with roasted or baked sweet potatoes and winter squash. It can also be used in home brewing. However you use it Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup enhances flavor without adulterating the quality of your food, because it is a wholesome food in itself.
When substituting Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup for refined white or brown sugar, use 1 1/3 cups of barley malt for 1 cup of sugar, and reduce the liquid in the recipe by about 1/4 cup. Using 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for each cup of barley malt in baking, helps produce lighter baked goods.