Whole barley is the whole kernel of barley including the husk. The husk is inedible, but whole barley can be used for sprouting, An "oldie" and a "goodie!" Barley is a nutritious whole grain that's milled into pearls, flours, grits, and flakes. In its whole form barley is used for sprouting. Barley Grass is an extremely nutritious green living food. Fresh barley grass juice contains beneficial enzymes not found in dried grass powder. Barley grass is rich in B vitamins, calcium, carotenes, iron, vitamin C and organic sodium, which can help dissolve calcium deposited on joints and aids digestion. Please note that if you are sprouting barley grass, you'll need to make sure your juicer is a kind able to extract the juice from the grass - not all juicers can do this. Tasty Tips and Storage Barley grass juice has a very strong flavour; mix with other juices to create the taste that's right for you. When stored in our resealable bag or an airtight container, whole barley will keep for six months or more on a cool, dry pantry shelf or 12 months in the freezer.