Hulless barley variety Kornelija was developed at Research Center in Stende , part of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics . The development process of creating the variety has been going on for almost 10 years, until in 2014 Kornelija was included in the Catalog of Latvian Plant Varieties and the State Register of Protected Plant Varieties of Latvia, and the State Registry of Protected Plant Varieties of Estonia. According to the Community Plant Variety Office’s decision No 55819 of the 15th June 2020, Community plant variety right has granted to Kornelija. The variety is protected on EU level till 31.12.2045.
In the food production chain of whole grain products and functional cereals, Kornelija variety has several advantages over the cereals available on the market. Hulless barley variety Kornelija will greatly contribute to the improvement of economic competitiveness of participants of two sectors important for the Latvian economy: agriculture and food industry. Kornelija grains are very well-suited for increasing the nutritional value of traditional whole grain products (flour, bread, pastry), as well as for the production of specific functional and niche foods.
PRODUCTS MADE OF THE KORNELIJA BARLEY
Modern or trendy products
Muesli and muesli bars
Pastry made of whole grain flour
Products labelled as “BIO” or “ECO”
Dietetic products for addressing health problems or needs
Products with high protein and β-glucans content – drinks, snack and sports bars, Nutri products
KORNELIJA AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO MODERN SOCIETY
FOR FARMERS – SEED AND GRAIN GROWERS
Very early ripening: takes place simultaneously with winter wheat varieties, excellent pre-culture for wintering species, ensures diversity of species in crop rotation.
Genetically determined potential to produce large and biochemically high-value grains, even at relatively lower doses of mineral nitrogen and in conditions of organic farming
Provides competitive earning opportunities, similar or equal to summer wheat varieties. For more information read more
FOR GRAIN PROCESSORS AND FOOD PRODUCERS
Absolutely hulless grain quality: 97-100% of the grain husk detaches during threshing. That eliminates the need for mechanical peeling to provide cheaper and up to 10 times faster processing
Economically viable source of protein and beta-glucans, even compared to oats and other barley grains
No loss of grain nutrients: yields are 10-12% higher per tonne of grain compared to non-hulless barley varieties
Large grains : average bulk density 720 g/l; weight of 1000 grains on average 48 g – read more
Read more about the use of KorneliJa barley in food here
A high-quality and natural source of nutrients for a healthy diet
Whole grain products high in protein, amino acids, beta-glucans and fiber
Products for disease prevention and diets
– cholesterol levels adjustment, cardiovascular diseases;
– sugar levels adjustment, diabetes prevention and diet;
– for strengthening the body in fighting against several cancer forms.