Organic Unhulled Barley Berries are barley grains with the hull still attached. Unhulled Barley needs to soak for approximately 24 hours before cooking. Barley has a delicious, subtle and nutty flavor to it and cooks to a slightly chewy texture. It has been compared to farro, brown rice and pearled barley but it’s less refined. It is higher in nutrients and contains more fiber than many similar grains.