One of the lowest calorie and most nutrient-rich foods in the world, wheatgrass has long been revered for its ability to cleanse the body and stimulate a natural and healthy energy. Wheatgrass was enjoyed for health purposes in early Mesoamerican and Egyptian civilizations over 6,000 years ago. The king of the Babylonian Empire, known for his strength and stamina, had a strict diet including wheatgrass.
HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
The consumption of wheatgrass in the Western world began in the 1930s as a result of experiments made by Charles F. Schnabel, an American agricultural chemist, on the natural healing properties of the wheatgrass. Dr. Schnabel started to popularize the plant and classified it for its active benefits. He soon launched the first wheatgrass powder product to be sold in USA.During the 1940’s, Ann Wigmore studies concluded that there are 4700 varieties of grass worldwide, all are good for human, especially wheatgrass, “The Medicinal Grass”, therefore wheatgrass juice was promoted as a remedy for various ailmentsSince then, wheatgrass has been celebrated in health and medical circles as one of the most abundant super food and nature’s greatest gift, as well as being in a form that is easily and effortlessly assimilated and digested by our bodies.Various studies and researches have established that wheatgrass contains higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, vegetables fiber, essential amino acids and phytonutrients when compared to other fruits and vegetables.Indeed it is one of nature’s richest cocktail of chlorophyll and living enzymes, the very essence of life’s energy.
FLAVOUR NOTES AND ENERGETIES
Bitter, Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes, Amino Acids, Antioxidants
USES AND PREPARATION
• Antioxidants are substances that help protect your body from free radicals — unstable molecules that damage healthy cells. Wheatgrass contains vitamins A, C and E — all potent antioxidants. An article published in “International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition” in September 2012 revealed that a study conducted to determine the effects of freeze-dried and hot-air dried wheatgrass on antioxidant properties showed freeze-dried wheatgrass provided higher antioxidant value than fresh wheatgrass.
• Wheatgrass is a source of chlorophyll, a potent health agent, according to Columbia University. Positive effects of chlorophyllin — a component of chlorophyll — include protecting against liver cancer, reducing damage from cancer-causing substances and combating colon cancer
• Many people experience painful digestive disorders. Wheatgrass is linked to improved digestive system function and constipation prevention. It’s also used as treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and acid reflux disease
The fresh grass is juiced, then immediately freeze-dried in an oxygen-free vacuum at temperatures of minus 85°F. This process specifically enables more enzymes to be active than with other drying methods. One hundred pounds of fresh wheatgrass juice condenses to four pounds of powdered grass solids. This concentrate holds the live enzymes and nutrients in suspension until they are reactivated with water. Each bag contains 100% freeze-dried wheatgrass powder that is certified organic, kosher, and non-GMO.
Wheatgrass is a true superfood, containing more than 70 minerals and vitamins, hundreds of live enzymes, essential amino acids and antioxidants. It is an abundant source of pure plant protein—approximately 85% by weight!
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