Barley, a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grown in temperate climates globally. It was one of the first cultivated cereals, particularly in Eurasia as early as 10,000 years ago. Barley has been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley cereals are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation. In 2014, barley was ranked globally fourth among cereals in quantity produced behind rice, maize and wheat.
Barley is a key ingredient in beer and whisky production. Two-row barley is traditionally used in Indian and English beers. Six-row barley was traditionally used in US beers, but both varieties are in common usage now. Distilled from green beer, whiskey has been made primarily from barley in India, Ireland and Scotland, while other countries have used more diverse sources of alcohol, such as the more common maize, rye and wheat in the United States. In the US, a cereal type may be identified on a whisky label if that type of grain constitutes 51% or more of the ingredients and certain other conditions are satisfied. About 25% of the India's production of barley is used for malting, for which barley is the best-suited cereal. Nonalcoholic drinks such as barley water and roasted barley tea have been made by boiling barley in water. In some western countries, barley is also sometimes used as coffee substitute. This drink is obtained from ground, roasted barley and it is prepared as an espresso. It became popular in India used during the Britishers rule. Afterwards, it was promoted and sold as a coffee substitute for children. Nowadays, it is experiencing a revival and it can be considered some Italians' favorite alternative to coffee when, for health reasons, caffeine drinks are not recommended.
Being global trading company, we at Bahuvida Limited encouraging Indian farmers, enthusiastic upcoming corporate farmers and contract farming firms to cultivate barley vastly in their suitable fields, as a company we have PAN India presence with experienced professionals, agricultural scientists and strategic alliance partners/associates that help our farmers/suppliers in real-time cultivation of barley for better and qualitative yielding. In this manner we are sourcing high quality barley from various locations across the country. Our vast sourcing network helps us to procure quality product directly from the farmers and local market yards and meet the specific requirements of clients. Bahuvida Limited is experienced in handling high volume of barley, while meeting the specific quality requirements of customers across various industries and global markets.