Wheatgrass is a raw, living food and when juiced features 100% bioavailability. This makes it a tremendously accessible source of nutrition.
When consumed in raw living state, wheatgrass juice contains well over 100 known vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants.
Wheatgrass is the first stage of the same plant that eventually grows into the grain we use in bread and baked goods. Since it is a vegetable and not a grain, it doesn’t contain gluten. This means it is a safe food, even for those with wheat allergies.
The juice is created by harvesting wheat during its young, grassy stage at a height of 7 – 11 inches. At this point, it is loaded with living energy and when squeezed, the tender young blades express a rich, dark green liquid called wheatgrass juice.
Here’s how to make your own wheatgrass juice:
Soak approx 1 cup of organic wheat seeds in water for 8-10 hours. Line a seed-raising tray with newspaper and then a good quality organic potting mix. Thickly cover the soil with the seeds and then soak kitchen paper in water and cover the seeds. Leave in the shade, for the next two days do not allow the seeds to dry out and then take the cover off and allow to grow in the dappled sunshine until about 10-15 cms long, usually after 4-5 days.
Cut a fresh handful each morning and either add it to your freshly squeezed vegetable juice or just drink a shot of wheatgrass juice on its’ own. Enjoy the many health benefits.
(Very few juicers will make wheatgrass juice. Use the type which crush juice rather than high speed centrifugal juicers. We recommend the Compact Juicer as this works very well.)
Trivia from Wikepedia – In The Simpsons episode “When You Wish upon a Star”, Homer invents a cocktail made of wheatgrass and vodka called a “lawnmower”.