Wheatgrass, also known as Triticum aestivum., is the superfood that health-conscious individuals have been seeking for over 80 years in the Western World. Although, the use of wheatgrass can be traced all the way back to 5000 years ago, where ancient Egyptians found the young leafy green blades sacred due to its health properties. The above-ground grassy part of the plant, its roots, and rhizomes were used to make medicine. Folk medicine practitioners used wheatgrass for their positive effect on health and vitality.
It’s still widely used today for wellness reasons since concentrated wheatgrass is a great source of potassium, dietary fiber and is nutrient-dense. Wheatgrass naturally contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, calcium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, zinc, copper, magnesium, selenium and amino acids. This health-plant also contains a high amount of chlorophyll and is gluten-free by nature.
The wheatgrass plant grows in temperate regions throughout the United States and Europe and can thrive indoors or outdoors. Many people grow their own wheatgrass by placing wheat seeds in water and harvesting the leaves when they develop a “split” as another leaf emerges. These leaves can then be cut off with scissors to allow a second crop of shoots to form.
After harvesting, the leaves of wheatgrass are usually crushed and squeezed to make juice or can be dried and made into tablets or capsules. Wheatgrass extract is also found in foods and beverages as a natural flavoring component.
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