Barley is a cereal known since ancient times, native to Asia. This cereal is rich in vitamins and nutrients, such as protein, fibres and minerals and is especially low in calories, so it is recommended by nutritionists, even for children. The pearl barley produced by Cooperativa Agricola Girolomoni combines everything even the benefits of growing organically, which helps to ensure product integrity in all its peculiarities.
The activity of the Mutual Company Gino Girolomoni® began in 1971 with the founder who, as mayor of the town of Isola del Piano (PU), commenced promoting initiatives to enhance and support ancient farming society, and organized courses and international seminars on biological agriculture. In 1977, these early experiences allowed the birth of the Agricultural Co-op Alce Nero®, who, after having sold the brand in 1995, changed its name to Gino Girolomoni Agricultural Co-op®. With its thirty members and thirty-five employees, Gino Girolomoni Agricultural Co-op® has contributed largely to the organic farming development in Italy.
General Information: Cereals, unlike legumes, not need to soak for several hours, but they must be washed before cooking. How to Eat: To make a salad, boil 1.5 liters of water once it reaches the boiling point, pour cereals in the water and leave for at least 20 minutes. Once drained; season cereals according to the recipe. To prepare a soup, after having fried some onions as base together with vegetables or meat you have selected as seasonings, add cereals and pour vegetable broth, you have prepared earlier, as long as the cooking will not be completed.