The wheatgrass is a wheat plant germinated over a period of 6–10 days. In recent years, in European countries and USA, wheatgrass is being consumed as a ‘health food’, rich of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Benefits: Wheatgrass contains vitamins C and E, β-carotene, ferulic acid and vanillic acid.
Chlorophyll, one of the active components in the wheatgrass extract, helps cleanse the body, speeds up wound healing, improves digestion and weight control and protects skin health.
Parts used:fresh leaves
Primary activities:antioxidant, nutritive, depurative, natural source of chlorophyll.
How to use it:Around 5/10 freshly sprouted leaves (3 grams, approximately) daily could be eaten directly, into a salad or into a fresh juice or extract.
Caution: Pregnant and nursing women, people who are allergic to wheat or grass. Wheatgrass may be contraindicated in cases of blood disorder, celiac disease, or a gluten intolerance.