Part of the grass family, barley grows in 100 countries and is one of the most commonly used cereal grains after wheat, corn, and rice. Every year, barley is used as an essential ingredient to make bread, casseroles, cookies, soups, and stews. Malted barley is also used as a sweetener. It is filled with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals such as dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B, thiamin, riboflavin, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, and copper. The health benefits for barley include helping control diabetes, preserving skin elasticity, boosting the immune system, maintaining colon health, preventing heart disease and cancer, and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Food For Life uses organic sprouted barley to create breads, pastas, tortillas, English muffins, buns, waffles, and cereals of the highest nutritional value.