Nutrition Reference

What is beta-glucan?

The active ingredient thought to provide barley its health benefits is beta-glucan. Beta-glucan is a type of soluble fibre. It has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease.



Health Claims Approved by

Approved Nutrient Function Claim: Consume 3g of barley beta-glucan everyday helps to lower or reduce blood cholesterol
Approved Health Claim: Barley fibre helps reduce or lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease.
Approved Health Claim:Long-term intake of barley beta-glucan has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. Blood cholesterol lowering may reduce the risk of (coronary) heart disease.
Approved Health Claim: Beta Glucan from Barley as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.


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