Barley Drink

On a rummage through my fridge this morning, I found a packet of pearl barley and winter melon strip. So, I decided to use these simple ingredients to make a refreshing barley drink for everyone at home.

The weather has been so hot lately; we desperately need some ‘cooling tea’. Barley has mild cooling properties (even young toddler can drink) and excellent detoxification effects. Read more ...

Discover the Goodness in Barley Water

Drinking barley water was one of my childhood rituals. My mother told me that barley, being a grain, has soluble fiber that regulates our stomachs, prevent water retention and cleanse our urinary system by flushing out all toxins from our body.

A home cooked barley water is made by boiling pearl barley with water, commonly flavored with lemon. It is also a cooling drink; I was encouraged to drink lots of it during the hot seasons. Read more ...