Barley Malt Syrup is a dark coloured, thick and sticky sweetener that is extracted from sprouted malted barley that contains almost 65% of maltose, 30% of complex carbohydrate and 3% protein. This barley malt extract is considered as a healthy alternative to sugar, as people have switched to this malty extract to sweeten cereals, breads and desserts, coffee and other beverages naturally.
Benefits of Barley Malt Syrup
- It is a natural product and contains a lot of minerals and vitamins, especially potassium.
- It is a good source of soluble fibre and also helps to cut the glycemic index.
- It is useful as a treatment for constipation in newborns as well as toddlers and also for treating petulant bowel disorder.
- Barley Malt syrup holds a lot of proteins and is a wonderful source of more than a 100 naturally occurring enzymes.
- It can also serve as a natural laxative.
- Barley malt syrup has antioxidant activity.
Uses of Barley Malt Syrup
Barley Malt Syrup can be used on pancakes or bread just like honey. It gives a unique taste and flavour to certain recipes. What more, you can even use it in home brewing. You can even sweeten barbeque sauces with it. You can even use it in cake batters, cookie dough’s, New York Style bagels and can even add it to whole grain bread dough. It does wonders when combined with chocolates. It goes along well with spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
Another way you can use barley malt syrup is when you bake beans. It really does wonders.
However, high consumption of Barley Malt Syrup is not recommended. It can be taken is small doses only. Ensure that the amount of the syrup you consume is just required. Never use it too much.