Barley consumption dates back 10,000 years ago, from Ancient Greek, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient China, Ancient Rome to the modern time. Barley was also the chief bread plant of the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. It is a very healthy grain that offers protection from chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals such as zinc, B vitamins, and iron, essential for promoting skin and hair health. It’s also high in fibre, responsible for most of its health benefits, from better digestion to reduced hunger and weight loss.