‘Cold Barley Soup’ | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 21 | p. 2 | Letters
Issue Date: May 21, 2012

‘Cold Barley Soup’

Department: Letters

Thank you for that wise and informative letter on the nutritional deficiencies of soda by my Delaware friend Al Matlack (C&EN, March 26, page 4). I recall those beverages having a pH of about 3.5 and being good rust removers. My preference, after living 34 years in Wisconsin, is a glass container of “cold barley soup,” full of nutritional biochemicals and about 5% ethanol. At low intake levels it is thought to be a beneficial digestive fluid. It may account for my being an ACS member for over 50 years!

By Allen A. Denio
Newark, Del.

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