Organic U.S.A. family farm partially pearled barley with a lot of the bran layer still intact. Most pearled barley has 100% of the germ and bran layer removed. Eden pearled barley is more nutritious because significantly less germ and bran are removed. Quick cooking, no need for soaking. Its mild flavor and texture complement soups and stews. Simply boiled it is a deliciously light whole grain dish, or thinned as warming breakfast porridge. It always goes well with other whole grains. A good source of fiber, niacin B3, magnesium, and zinc.