Wheatgrass, a herb that is known for various health benefits, is prepared from the cotyledons of the wheat plant, which are biologically known as Triticum aestivum. The sprouted grass from the wheat berry is rich in vitamins A, B and E, and it provides the minerals calcium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. All eight essential amino acids are found in wheat grass, making it is a source of complete protein. Wheat grass juice helps remove heavy metals like lead, mercury and aluminum from the body.
Wheatgrass has proven to be one of the best health-reviving herbs and its benefits include the treatment of bowel problems, high blood pressure, nausea, constipation, and acidity. It also aids in weight loss, oral care, and detoxification of the body. Wheat grass juice helps remove heavy metals like lead, mercury and aluminum from the body.
Wheatgrass can be grown indoors or outdoors. A common method for sprout production indoors is often on trays in a growth medium such as a potting mix. Leaves are harvested when they develop a “split” as another leaf emerges. These can then be cut off with scissors and allow a second crop of shoots to form. Sometimes a third cutting is possible, but may be tougher and have less sugars than the first. Wheat grass juice is very cleansing, and a small glass consumed daily increases vitality and enhances the immune system. Using a special wheat grass juice extractor results in the maximum amount of juice obtained from the sprouted grasses