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The Enzyme Power of Malted Barley

When used in your garden Malted Barley Grain functions as a source of growth hormone catalysts, providing enzymes and plant hormone producing microbes to supercharge your garden.

Barley Grains are an exceptionally rich source of microbes, with a wide range of bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts colonising the area between the husk and the pericarp. Many of the bacteria and fungi found on Barley Grains produce biologically significant levels of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), a vital plant growth hormone that promotes cell division and is involved in the coordination and development of plant organs.

During the malting process the grains are made to germinate under strict conditions in order to facilitate the development of internally present hydrolytic enzymes. These enzymes catalyse the degradation of the starchy endosperm and cell walls of the grain in the presence of water, modifying the structure of the barley endosperm. Once germinated the grain is dried under conditions designed to prevent the denaturing of the enzymes.

It’s the enzymes Power!!!

The enzymes below are found in Malted Barley Grains. They break down the nutrients that your plants need and make them able to be absorbed. One word? Bioavailability.

Amylase, an enzyme found chiefly in saliva and pancreatic fluid, that converts starch and glycogen into simple sugars.

Arylsulfatase, (or cerebroside-sulfatase) is an enzyme that breaks down sulfatides, namely cerebroside 3-sulfate into cerebroside and sulfate. 

β-glucosidase, is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of the glyosidic bonds to terminal non-reducing residues in beta-D-glucosides and oligosaccharides, with release of glucose.

Glucose is a simple sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6. Glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide, a subcategory of carbohydrates. Glucose is mainly made by plants and most algae during photosynthesis from water and carbon dioxide, using energy from sunlight.

Cellulase, is a class of enzymes produced by the fungi bacteria and protozoans that generate cellulolysis. This process is actually the hydrolysis of cellulose. 

Chitinase, As chitin is a component of the cell walls of fungi and exoskeletal elements of some animals (including worms and arthropods), chitinases are generally found in organisms that either need to reshape their own chitin or dissolve and digest the chitin of fungi or animals.

Dehydrogenase, an enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen atoms from a particular molecule, particularly in the electron transport chain reactions of cell respiration in conjunction with the coenzymes NAD and FAD.

Phosphatase, an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of organic phosphates in a specified (acid or alkaline) environment.

Protease, is an enzyme that catalyzes proteolysis, the breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or single amino acids. They do this by cleaving the peptide bonds within proteins by hydrolysis, a reaction where water breaks bonds.

Urease, a naturally occurring enzyme that hydrolyzes urea into ammonium carbonate

HOW IT WORKS
Barley Grains are an exceptional rich source of microbes, with a wide range of bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts colonizing the area between the husk and the pericarp.

During the malting process the grains are made to germinate under strict conditions in order to facilitate the development on internally present hydrolytic enzymes. These enzymes catalyze the degradation of the starchy endosperm and cell walls of the grain in the presence of water, modifying the structure of the barley endosperm. Once germinated the grain is dried under conditions designed to prevent the denaturing of the enzymes.

The key part of this process is the “peak enzymatic activity”; Basically, enzymes help plants do everything from photosynthesize, to more readily take up and make use of nutrients and minerals. The use of malted barley provides a lot of benefits and you really can’t go overboard with the product. It is very mild and will not burn your plants.

Once you have applied Malted Barley to your mulch, the worms within your grow bags will love it. They love to eat Malted Barley, and move it all around the soil for us. The increased worm activity also helps promote good aeration, even moisture retention, and nutrient cycling.

BENEFITS

  • Barley introduces many species of enzymes, fungi and bacteria that work together to break down nutrients into a form that the plant can easily absorb
  • Specifically malted for peak enzymatic activity
  • Super food for your worms. Feed to your worm bins to increase healthy microbial populations that help the worm digest the food
  • Has pest resistant properties due to the enzymes – prevents larva from spawning in the soil
  • Builds beneficial mycelium
  • Breaks down quickly & hard to overapply
  • High in growth hormone indole-3-acetic acid (IAA)
  • Use your existing nutrients more effectively
  • Promotes faster flowering period

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