Racks of wheatgrass in the Circle of Life polytunnel

Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is—

  • A plant that is grown from the Red Wheatberry, a special strain of wheat that produces high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, vitamins and other nutrients.
  • Grown in a controlled organically rich soil environment until it reaches maturity. Then it is harvested for consumption and to be made into Wheatgrass Juice.
  • A pure juice that is extracted from the wheatgrass.

Wheatgrass juice consists of 70% Chlorophyll and it is closely resembles the molecules of human red blood cells. Since Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin are so much alike in atom structure it allows it to be absorbed quickly and begin to rebuild the blood stream.

Enzymes perform specific functions within the body and are important for every thing we do. It is necessary that we intake adequate enzymes on a daily basis. Unfortunately, medical doctors have found that we don't get all the enzymes we need from our cooked, oversalted and over processed foods. This intern results in overall poor health situation.

Wheatgrass Juice can provide the additional enzyme intake your body requires for overall good health.

1 oz. of Wheatgrass Juice is equal to 2–1/2 lbs. of green leaf vegetables

Wheatgrass is one of the richest natural sources of vitamins A, complete B complex, B-17, C, E, and K. In addition, Wheatgrass is an excellent source of Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Sulphur, Cobalt, Zinc, 17 forms of amino acids and enzymes.

Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

  • Has been linked with an increase in hemoglobin production.
  • Rebuilds the blood stream.
  • Helps prevent tooth decay.
  • Improves the body's ability to heal wounds.
  • Purifies the blood.
  • Creates an unfavourable environment for unfriendly bacteria growth.
  • Washes drug deposits from the body.
  • Neutralizes toxins and carcinogens in the body.
  • Helps purify the liver.
  • Improves blood sugar disorders.
  • Keeps hair from graying.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Removes heavy metals from the body.
  • Reduces high blood pressure.
  • Aids in the prevention and curing of cancer.

We suggest that you start out with 1–2 ounces per day for the first week. Then gradually increase your intake to 4 ounces per day.

Where to get Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is grown here at Circle of Life, in our specially designated polytunnel, by Mr. Geraghty and is available to buy in bags daily. The Wheatgrass is 100% organic and available throughout the year. Each bag contains enough wheatgrass for 7–8 shots. Allowing for 1 shot per day a bag will last one week if refrigerated.  Please note that a 'masticating Juicer' is recommended for juicing wheatgrass. See our juicing page for more information and where to get masticating juicers.

More on Wheatgrass

For further information on Wheatgrass we recommend the original book on Wheatgrass The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigmore founder of Living Food Lifestyle, www.annwigmore.org and the Hipocrates Health Institute, www.hippocratesinst.org.