Effects of Germinated Barley Foodstuff in Preventing Diarrhea and Forming Normal Feces in Ceco

Effects of germinated barley foodstuff in preventing diarrhea and forming normal feces in ceco-colectomized rats.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1998 Feb;62(2):366-8.
Kanauchi O, Nakamura T, Agata K, Fushiki T, Hara H.
Applied Bioresearch Center, Corporate Research and Development Division Kirin Brewery Co. Ltd., Gunma, Japan.

Germinated barley foodstuff (GBF) derived from the aleurone and scutellum fractions of germinated barley was rich in glutamine and low-lignified hemicellulose. The diarrhea caused by ceco-colectomy could be prevented by feeding GBF to rats. GBF could also increase the protein content and sucrase activity of small intestinal mucosa in this model. This diarrhea-preventive effect of GBF would be based on the water-holding capacity and bulging force under alkaline conditions, e.g. in the small intestine.