Timeless Organic Purple Prairie Barley

$7.00

Purple Prairie Barley is an heirloom grain that traces its roots to the mountains of Tibet, and ultimately back thousands of years to the Nile River Valley. This delicious and beautiful barley is 15% protein, high in cholesterol-fighting beta glucans, and a tasty source of potassium, iron, and calcium. With its dark purple seed coat, it is also high in the disease-fighting anti-oxidants known as anthocyanins. In fact, in testing for ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity), our Purple Prairie Barley tested over 26% – higher than cultivated blueberries! Its sweet smoky flavor recommends it as an ingredient for soups, salads, and pilafs. (100% organic, 16 oz)

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Timeless was given birth in 1987 when four organic farmers from central Montana – Bud Barta, Jim Barngrover, Tom Hastings, and David Oien – came together to grow a self-reseeding leguminous cover crop called George Black Medic, which had been developed at Montana State University by Dr. Jim Sims, and named for his father. While Black Medic was a great idea, it turned out not to be a viable business for the “four guys enterprise.” Undaunted, the Timeless boys, who were among the first organic farmers in Montana, remained committed to crop rotations, natural fertilizer, and alternative agriculture. Knowing that they and other organic farmers needed viable cropping and market alternatives, they turned their focus to “pulse crops,” edible annual legumes like peas and lentils. Now in their third decade, Timeless remains committed to sustainable agriculture, good health, and the local community. USDA-organic, certified by Montana Department of Agriculture