Wheatgrass is the name for the young sprouts of the wheat plant. This edible grass was known by ancient Egyptians for its benefits to human health and vitality. Wheatgrass shoot contains 70 percent chlorophyll, which makes it very alkaline and detoxifying. It has a high content of vitamin A, C, E, K, zinc and copper, calcium and magnesium, iron, selenium, enzymes, pantothenic acid and aminoacids. Its nutritional values make wheatgrass a real superfood, and scientific research is still exploring its phytonutrients and their therapeutic potential. Fresh wheatgrass leaves can be juiced or milled down to a concentrated powder.
The beneficial components content of wheatgrass is similar to some leafy vegetables with a high nutritional value, such as broccoli and spinach. One serving of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to around 700 grams of dark leafy green vegetables. Growing wheatgrass at home allows to harvest and juice instantaneously, while concentrated organic powder makes it easier to combine with food, juices, water or supplements. By its own nature, wheatgrass is gluten-free, and its juice or powder can be incorporated into any recipe.