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PEARL BARLEY

This unassuming grain has plenty to shout about when it comes to nutrients, versatility and value

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TRAILING BEHIND QUINOA, freekah, kasha and faro in the food fashion stakes, this old-school grain is nonetheless cheap and nourishing, with at least twice as much fibre as brown rice and a low GI. Pearl barley is simply barley with the outer bran layer removed, giving it a ‘pearly’ appearance. It has a chewy texture and delicate nuttiness, and absorbs flavours well.

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Is your marriage making you fat? We reveal how to dodge those happy-couple fat traps for the sake of your waistline. Find out how to eat well to avoid inflammation, the best foods to fuel your workout and need-to-know tips and recipes for your dairy-free storecupboard. Plus: warming soups to curl up with, healthy Indian curry swaps for Friday night and two Sunday roasts go head-to-head on nutrition. Find it all in November’s Healthy Food Guide.