What is Wheatgrass?

Wheatgrass Juice Shot Grass is one of the staple foods of the world – the natural, complete food for much of the animal kingdom. Thanks to a wheatgrass juicer we can tap in to this wonderful supply of nutrition. It is among the richest sources of chlorophyll on the planet. Read more about Wheatgrass Health Benefits.

What is Wheatgrass Juice?

It is the liquid derived from squeezing fresh wheatgrass through a specialist juicer. It is a vivid emerald green with a complex and powerful flavour – hints of vanilla, liquorice root, raw peas and aniseed can be detected in it. Some swear by it for increasing vitality and resisting disease. Others use it as part of a detox diet or during periods of illness. Wheatgrass juice is a powerful tonic and detoxifier and really does seem to make the body more vital for self healing.

Why Must Wheatgrass Juice Be Drunk Fresh?

The most potent form of wheatgrass is the fresh juice as nutrients are lost in pasteurisation or preserving. Like many raw and highly nutritious foods, fresh wheatgrass juice is highly active chemically and is thus unstable. Fresh is best.

How Much Wheatgrass Do I Need?

If energy is generally good but one is having an off day, then a single shot of 30ml can be enough to get you going again. If energy levels are regularly down then a daily shot over a period of about a week can help improve things. For more long term illness daily amounts exceeding 500ml have been used but in these cases you would need to seek out a trained practitioner.

Where Can I Get Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass juice is sold here at the Big Banana Juice Bar, St.Nicholas’s Market, Bristol, as 30ml shots. We also sell fully grown trays of wheatgrass, growing kits with material and instruction for growing your own wheatgrass, electric and manual juicers as well as organic wheat grain and organic compost.

Even better, we now sell wheatgrass on the web. You can order wheatgrass growing kits and frozen wheatgrass packs online. The frozen wheatgrass is delivered overnight and guaranteed to stay fresh.

Is Wheatgrass a Food?

Naturally rich in proteins and sugar wheatgrass is a complete food for many animals it contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. A shot of wheatgrass is like a single complete supplement. It has all the B vitamins; indeed it is a vegetable source of B12, and also vitamins A, D, E, and K. Wheatgrass is rich in minerals, major and minor. It contains calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium. These are minerals important for cardiovascular and immune system function. For healing purposes potassium ions are particularly vital to balance the composition of body fluids, and thus its alkalinity.

Tray of Fresh Wheatgrass Wheatgrass is highly active chemically and contains over 80 enzymes. These are used for digestion but also to detoxify harmful substances. The famous nutritional scientist, Dr E Bircher called chlorophyll “concentrated sun power- it increases the function of the heart, improves the vascular system the intestine the uterus and the lungs”.

Chlorophyll has strong antioxidant properties. It can strip out free radicals which are a damaging by-product of metabolism. Free radicals encourage an acidic cell environment, contribute to the ageing process and have been implicated in the development of some cancers.

The chlorophyll molecule is structurally very similar to the iron carrying component of haemoglobin. Studies in the USA have shown anaemic animals restored by ingesting chlorophyll rich food.

Is Frozen Wheatgrass Juice As Good As Fresh Wheatgrass?

It might even be better. Philippe explains about the health implications of freezing wheatgrass juice.


What Is Wheatgrass?

Thanks for all the info.

I will let you know how I get on my personal experiment, Bit sceptical at the moment. I would have thought chlorophyl gets broken down by the stomach. Growing my own wheatgrass. Dave.

Dave from Belfast
2:37am 26 May 2008

Any progress Dave?

Philippe (ADMIN)
11:20pm 15 February 2009

Did Dave die from Wheatgrass?

Billy Blogs
2:52pm 24 March 2009

Never been more alive! I love the stuff. Never had more energy than I do since drinking fresh wheatgrass. If I ever get fed up of growing it myself I will will give your frozen wheatgrass a try.

Dave from Belfast
1:45pm 29 March 2009

Hi Dave,
Also in Belfast here, thinking of growing some wheatgrass myself. Where do you buy the seeds and can i just get some trays from the local garden ctr?
Do I need a special juicer, or would a tesco one do the job?
Thanks for the help.

Eunan from Belfast
9:55pm 02 August 2009

Im allergict to a variety of differnt grasses. My question to you is ... Is wheat related to grass?

10:59pm 24 June 2010

have just started taking frozen wheatgrass for two days .... !

now a little worried by all hte accounts of allergic reactions to mold, and the argument of indoor versus outdoor growing ....good article on line about how reactions dont occur when using wheatgrass that is grown outdoors, therefore overwintering so kills off molds and causes less adverse reactions...more sun energy etc !

After three days, I have been experiencing a recurrence of cystitis which i havent had for awhile ... could this be detox ? or is it triggering an acid\\\\&srquot;alkaline imbalance ? to continue and trust it\\\\&srquot;ll work itself through, or take the hint it doesnt suit my system ???? that\\\\&srquot;s the question.///

10:00am 17 October 2010

Is wheat grass related to wheat? And, do you think someone who is intolerant to wheat can tolerate and benefit from wheat grass? Thank you xx

Hannah Rose
5:24pm 30 October 2011

What about basil juice?

8:28pm 26 June 2012

I payed £96 for an order of frozen wheatgrass from you on 21 January, order no.566126894364951
It has still not arrived, and although I rang you last week, nobody has got back to me. Now I see that your contact details no longer come up on your website which seems less than reassuring.

I have trusted you and enjoyed getting a great product. What is going on?


Sarah Naylor
4:49pm 04 February 2013

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