Functional foods: artisan Naked Barley bread
Popty Cae Groes talks to WISE Network
The food industry is gaining interest in using barley because it can lower the risk of type II diabetes and heart disease. Naked (hull-less) barley is the best whole grain barley because it can be milled like wheat and used in a wide range of products.
Bangor University researchers have bred new varieties of barley and tested them with nutrition experts at Imperial College London. They have lower glycaemic index (GI) values than oats and are ideal for use in developing novel whole grain food products.
WISE Network is working with SMEs to enhance the supply chain and develop test products. Popty Cae Groes is one of the SMEs – they achieved reserve winner at the Wales True Taste Food and Drink Awards 2008/2009 with their Artisan Naked Barley Bread.
Working with Wise Network gives us the opportunity to trial and develop products further”, said Marian Williams, Popty Cae Groes.
“We have greatly benefited from our engagement with the WISE Network programme and look forward to making further progress in both reducing the impact of our operations and extending our offer to those who are hard-to-reach.”
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