Wheatgrass is widely acknowledged as one of nature’s existing super foods.
When grown in organic soil wheatgrass retains 82 out of the 92 minerals that
are present in soil and 1oz of wheatgrass juice is said to contain the same
amount of nutrients as 2.5 lbs of green vegetables. The following wheatgrass
information will inform you of the various reasons why people swear by wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass is grown from the Red Wheatberry which is a special strain that
contains high concentrations of chlorophyll, amino acids, enzymes, minerals
Wheatgrass must be juiced to obtain the maximum nutritional value from it.
In its non-juiced form wheatgrass is non-digestible due to the high levels of
cellulose and its fibrous nature. Wheatgrass juice makes all the high levels
of nutrients the wheatgrass contains available for digestion. For further wheatgrass
nutrient information see the wheatgrass nutrient
Wheatgrass kits are available which enable you to grow your own wheatgrass which can be
more economical than buying it pre grown although it requires more effort to get your
supply of wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass can be grown indoors
if you have a window that receives sunlight daily. You will need a wheatgrass
capable juicer to be able to juice wheatgrass. The most common type of juicer (centrifugal juicers) are not capable of juicing wheatgrass.
Wheatgrass should be cut when it reaches around 7 to 8 inches as this is when
it reaches its nutritional peak.
The taste of wheatgrass juice may seem a little strange to some and you may
prefer to make juice from a combination of wheatgrass and other fruit / vegetables.
See some example Happy Juicer Wheatgrass
Because of the strong taste and high nutrient content many people start off
drinking around an ounce of wheatgrass juice a day (with/without other juices)
and then gradually increase the amount to around 4oz of wheatgrass juice a day.
One handful of wheatgrass will produce approximately an ounce of juice.
Another great feature of wheatgrass is that it is gluten-free (despite having
wheat in its name) and so is suitable for anyone who has a gluten intolerance.
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