Pearl barley is one of the world’s oldest and most cherished grains. It is created when unhulled barley is polished, removing the inedible coating and creating smooth, pearled barley grains that have a quicker cooking time. Pearl barley is very versatile. It lends itself to a variety of dishes, and has been used for ages in the cuisines of many nations around the world, Poland included! Added to soups, as a stuffing for cabbage rolls, or served with thick goulash or vegetable stews among many other dishes, it not only provides a great, nutty flavor, chewy texture and light taste, but it is also quite nutritious! Pearl barley is a great source of fiber and it also contains B-complex vitamins, protein, calcium and iron.