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What is Pearled Barley?

Pearled Barley, a superfood, is a high-fiber high-protein refined grain with a rich nutty flavor and a chewy pasta-like consistency. Actually, Barley is one of the oldest grains in the world and one of the most nutrient rich, as you'll find out in these barley nutrition facts.

How does Mochi Mugi Barley differ from other barley?

Mochi Mugi pearled barley is a newly developed barley varietal. Mochi Mugi’s varietal tends to contain more soluble and insoluble fiber and has a much different starch composition. While regular barley’s starch consists of both Amylose and Amylopectin, Mochi Mugi’s starch is mostly Amylopectin.

See also: Barley Nutrition Showdown: Mochi Mugi vs. Conventional Barley

Additionally, while traditionally barley takes 45-60 min to prepare Mochi Mugi only takes 15-20, making it a TRULY simple addition to your cooking rotation!

Why is Mochi Mugi a superior grain?

Mochi Mugi barley is a low-glycemic grain that is high in both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Why Mochi Mugi Barley

For more information: Soluble and Insoluble Fiber: What’s the Big Difference?

What is a Superfood? And what makes Mochi Mugi Barley a Superfood?

A Superfood’s nutrient make up is higher than that required by the body for basic survival. And are rich in phytochemicals which contain disease fighting properties.

Mochi Mugi barley is packed with fiber, iron, vitamins B and E, iron, magnesium and selenium.

For more information see: Healthiest Rice in the World? Add this for a Superfood Power Punch

What is a Functional Food? And what makes Mochi Mugi Barley a Functional Food?

A Functional Food provides a function beyond basic nutrition often relating to health promotion and disease prevention.

Mochi Mugi Barley contains many of beneficial nutrients such as soluble and insoluble fiber, beta glucan, magnesium, selenium, lignans and vitamins B1 and B3.

For more information on how these nutrients have a positive effect on the body see: What Benefits Make Barley a Functional Food?

What are the health benefits of Mochi Mugi Barley?

Mochi Mugi Barley is a low fat, low-glycemic index, superfood and functional food packed with nutrients and soluble and insoluble fiber. It can lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, promote healthy digestion and weight loss, lower glucose levels and blood pressure as well as help control bowel related health problems.

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What are the nutritional values for Mochi Mugi Barley?

MochiMugi Barley Nutritional Values

How can Mochi Mugi Barley help with weight loss?

Barley, which is low in fat, is full of soluble fiber which helps control the appetite. It absorbs water and makes you feel full on less, reducing your likelihood of overeating. Being a low glycemic index food, Mochi Mugi Barley will help to regulate your blood sugar and keep it from spiking.

Is it GMO Free?

Yes, our products are GMO Free.

Is it MSG Free?

No, none of our products contain MSG.

Is is Gluten Free?

Barley does contain some gluten, so it’s not a grain advised for those with gluten intolerance.

Where can I buy Mochi Mugi Barley

Mochi Mugi Barley comes in 12.6 oz boxes and can be bought from our exclusive online store. We are happy to offer free shipping. Buy Mochi Mugi Barley here.

Preparation & Usage

How long does it take to prepare Mochi Mugi Barley?

Mochi Mugi Barley can be prepared in 15-20 minutes. Unlike traditional barley which takes 45-60 min.

Can I mix rice and Mochi Mugi Barley?

Yes! Mochi Mugi Barley is processed to pair perfectly with the white rice flavor, it makes a great dish when mixed together because it produces the perfect flavor, texture and appearance. By adding one pack of Mochi Mugi barley to 1/2 cup of long grain white rice, you go from 6.5 grams of protein to 13.5 g and total dietary fiber goes from 1 gram to 8. And you’re adding even more benefits such as B vitamins and calcium, all while keeping fat down to less than 2 grams.

For more information see: Healthiest Rice In The World: Add This for a Superfood Power Punch!

How do I prepare Mochi Mugi Barley?

Mochi Mugi Barley is prepared like pasta.

  • Boil water in a pot.
  • Pour Mochi Mugi into the boiling water.
  • Reduce the heat to medium.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  • Drain in a colander.

How do I prepare Mochi Mugi Barley with Rice. And can I use a rice cooker?


  • Measure rice.
  • Add regular water amount for rice cooking.
  • Add Mochi Mugi packets depending on rice amount: about 1 packet per 1 cup of rice
  • Add 4 fl. Oz. (120 ml) water per 1 packet Mochi Mugi.
  • Follow your usual stove top method or rice cooker setting.

How long can I keep prepared Mochi Mugi Barley in the refrigerator?

2 -3 days in a covered container

Can I freeze already prepared Mochi Mugi Barley?

Yes, it can be frozen in a freezable container.

Serving Mochi Mugi

How can I serve Mochi Mugi Barley

There are endless ways to prepare Mochi Mugi Barley. It can be used in main courses, side dishes, breakfast dishes, risotto, soups, stews, salads the list is endless. It can be as simple as combining Mochi Mugi Barley with white rice. For a few recipes to get you started download our free recipe book.

What are some quick and easy preparation ideas if I don’t have time for a recipe?

You can prepare Mochi Mugi barley according to package directions and mix with white rice, add vegetables. You can also easily use it in place of or add to recipes already in your repertoire.