Novel phenolic compounds discovered in barley, beer

2 octubre 2014

Novel forms of phenolic compounds have been discovered from barley and beer. The results will open new interesting possibilities for evaluation of possible health benefits of barley and beer. The study shows that the diversity of chemical defense compounds typical to barley, namely hordatines and their precursors, is much larger than previously thought. These compounds are found in barley grains, but also in beers brewed from barley malts.