Jobs Tears

10 - 60 lbs
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$58
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PRODUCT INFO

Job’s Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi - aka Coixseed, Chinese Pearl Barley, Adlay) are a gluten free heirloom grain originally from Asia & Africa. Looking a bit like giant barley with a teardrop shape, they have a warm, nutty, slightly sweet flavor and a creamy, slightly chalky texture when cooked.



Job’s tears are very nutritious. They’re high in carbohydrates, potassium protein, fiber, iron and calcium. Low in fat, they also offer a higher than average protein to carbohydrate ratio. Eastern medicine has long considered this ancient grain to have health and healing benefits.

STORAGE

Store Job’s tears in an air tight container in a cool, dry place.

RECIPES & TIPS

Job’s tears can be simmered in salted water similarly to other grains, until tender. Once cooked Job’s tears can be used as a starch side dish, in soups (as you would barley), or in grain salads. In some cultures Job’s tears are powdered & mixed with water or boiled to produce beverages.



Try pairing them with ingredients like dried fruit, mushrooms, vegetables, rice, or other grains.

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