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Production of Barley And its Nutritional Benefits

Barley

Barley is one of the largest feed grain crops produced in the world. Barley can be used for livestock feed, human food, and malt production. The total production of barley in the year 2019-20 stood approximately at around 156.41 million tons. This was an increase from the production of 140.6 million tons in the year 2018-19. Barley is one of the earliest grains to be cultivated by early humans across a wide range of climate and geographical areas. The origins of the barley can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The crop is grown in approximately 70 million hectares around the world. Developing countries alone account for about 18% (26 million tons). Some of the leading producers of barley in the world are the EU, Russia, Canada, and Ukraine. In India, the leading producers of barley are the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. Owing to its several applications, Barley has become one of the most traded commodities in the domestic as well as international market. Importers are procuring barley in bulk because of its great demand in recent decades. It also has several nutritional benefits. Some of them have been listed below-

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