//BARLEY// When the weather's cold, a big pot of soup simmering on the stove warms the heart as well as the hearth. Adding some whole grain barley to the pot will improve your health along with the flavour of whatever soup or stew you're cooking. In addition to its robust flavour, barley's claim to nutritional fame is based on its being a very good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fibre, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin.