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Organic EU Wheatgrass powder

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Organic EU Wheatgrass Powder (Grown in EU)

 

  • Certified Organic by Organic Food Federation

  • Perfect Addition to Smoothies

  • Mix in Shot of Water for Quick Pick Me Up

About Wheatgrass


Wheatgrass is classified under the genus Agropyron and the family Poaceae. There are many species of wheatgrass. Two of them which are very common are the crested wheatgrass (A. cristatum) and the desert wheatgrass (Agropyron desertorum). These two are commonly grown as forage crops in the United States. Wheatgrass grows to heights of between 12-40 inches. The plants also possess white to brown underground stems known as rhizomes. They have thick leaves that resemble grass or hay, hence the local name wheatgrass. These leaves can either be rolled up or are open and flat. They are of bright green colour. Wheatgrass can grow in almost any climate but thrive in the northern temperate regions. Wheatgrass is cultivated outdoors, but more recently people have started to grow it indoors. It is grown in trays or pots. Wheatgrass is harvested after approximately 200 days to allow it to mature fully and achieve its peak nutritional potential. After harvesting, it is freeze-dried and finely ground to form wheatgrass powder. 

Archaeologists believe that wheatgrass was first grown in southeastern Turkey, particularly on the slopes of the Karaca Dag mountains more than 10,000 years ago. From here, the cultivation of this plant was next adopted in North Africa, Europe, and East Asia. Archeological evidence of the cultivation of wheatgrass was found to be hidden below the Saqqara Step pyramid. These were storage places for the einkorn, Khorasan, and emmer types of wheat. Ancient Egyptians highly regarded this plant and took it into their daily diet as they believed it could make their immune system stronger. The Spanish were responsible for spreading the cultivation of wheat to North America. 

At the onset of the 20th century, a man referred to as Edmund Bordeaux Szekely came across old biblical texts. He embarked on translating the contents of those ancient texts and in the process discovered very many things that would be beneficial to man. Among them were the old forms of eating. He uncovered that a wholly righteous group of people who resided close to the Dead Sea during the era of Jesus Christ observed divine and healthy ways of eating. He stated that this group of people who were known as the Essenes highly respected grasses as a source of nourishment for man. They also considered the consumption of wheatgrass to be the pinnacle of healthy and holistic living. Around the 1930s a renowned chemist called Charles Schnabel extensively studied grasses, wheatgrass included. He initially carried out experiments by mixing wheat with chicken feeds and observing how it would affect the rate at which they could produce eggs. He was astonished at how the rate of egg production increased significantly while also improving the health of the hens. As a result, he introduced wheatgrass as a diet for his family. He claimed that during the long period they consumed it, they all never suffered any illness. Around 1940, Ann Wigmore advocated for the consumption of wheatgrass as a way of keeping the body strong and in the best shape possible.

  • Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.

Please also see our interesting article on superfoods which includes wheatgrass!

How to use

We suggest taking 1/2 - 4 teaspoons a day mixed with water, juices, smoothies, mixed into food, or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner


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05/01/2020
Mrs. Paula Sinclair
United Kingdom United Kingdom
wheatgrass

Excellent ,it provided me with enough energy during the day It’s packed with B5.


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