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What is malted barley?

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Malted barley or malt syrup is a sweetener made from sprouted barley. It is most commonly used in beer making but may be used as a sweetener in baking. It is less sweet than granulated sugar and will add a dark color to baked products.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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