Chemical compositions and nutritive value of Barley (Hordeum vulgare) samples (barley grain and barley hull) were determined by proximate analysis. The percentage value of moisture, ash, protein, fat, fiber, cellulose, lignin and carbohydrate in barley whole grain and hull is deliberated. Moreover, evaluation of functional properties of barley, anti-hypercholesterolaemic effect of barley hull high fiber diet is studied. The in house prepared barley hull high fiber diet proved effective as it lowered the cholesterol levels significantly in hypercholesterolaemic rat.
Key words: Nutritive value, barley and anti hyper cholesterol.
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