What is it: The young grass of sprouted wheat, which can be harvested and then further dried to form a powder to ground fresh to produce a juice form which most people are familiar with. It is said to be native to Asia and the Mediterranean.
What are the benefits?
- It has been demonstrated to have anticancer properties.
- Found to be helpful in treatment of thalessmia major (reduces the intervals between transfusions)
- Rich in chlorophyll, minerals such as magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc plus.
- High levels of antioxidants such as Vit A, C and E help in fight early sings of ageing and skin related issues.
- It also boasts a abundance of anti-anemic factors such as Vit B12, Iron, Folic Acid and B6.
- Has been found to be therapeutic for treatment of ulcerative colitis, burns and wound healing.
- Some studies have shown effectiveness in treating diabetes and cholesterol.
How to use it?
- You can purchase whole unroasted wheat at your local shop or grocers or online if you wish to sprout your own. Or lese you may purchase it online in pills, powdered or liquid form (wherever possible opt for certified organic)
- To sprout the seeds measure the quantity required and rinse in a colander. Soak in a bowl of cold water for 10 hours or overnight. Next hang in a damp cloth until it begins to sprout. Once sprouted put in a prepared tray and allow to grow until reaches 7 inches in height. It is now ready to harvest
- Once harvested you may immediately wash and grind this into juice or if preffered dry the leaves and grind to powder.
- You can try adding this powder to your vegetable juices, or having on its own with water lime and honey.
- Lastly you can try adding the fresh cut harvest in your salads.