Wheatgrass grown from wheat seeds can be cultivated indoors and outdoors.
The leaves and roots of wheatgrass contain many vitamins and minerals that provide therapeutic and nutritional benefits.
Wheatgrass can be consumed as fresh juice, capsules, tablets or powdered wheatgrass can be used to make juice.
Wheatgrass juice can be consumed as a concentrated beverage or mixed in smoothies, added to other fruit juices or made into iced or hot tea.
Fresh juice can be made from wheatgrass purchased from stores or grown at home using seed kits.
Fresh wheatgrass actually provides the best nutritive value.
It can be grown within a few days and drunk fresh daily. Fresh wheatgrass juice is available even at juice bars and health food stores.
The main disadvantage of fresh wheatgrass juice is that it must be consumed as soon as it is made, for its nutritive value deteriorates quickly.
It has a very strong, bitter, grassy state that some people find unpleasant. This can be overcome by adding it to a fruit juice.
Wheatgrass powder is also available and many manufacturers claim that it is better than fresh juice because it has greater concentration of nutrients.
This powder is made from dehydrated and extracted wheatgrass juice. Wheatgrass powder does not spoil like freshly made wheatgrass juice does.
Both fresh wheatgrass juice and powdered wheatgrass juice are full of chlorophyll that provides many health benefits – they aid in digestion, improve the body’s immunity by increasing hemoglobin production and help promote tissue growth Wheatgrass juice – both forms – are rich in fibers that help detoxify the body, decrease risk of various diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and constipation.
Finally, the right amount of wheatgrass juice consumed daily can boost energy since they are rich in amino acids, vitamin C and A, fatty acids, iron etc.
We will now look at some popular wheatgrass juice brands which you can also shop online.
Popular Wheatgrass Juice Online
This Company has a certified organic wheatgrass juice powder. It is a vegetarian product with no other additives, carriers or insoluble fibers.
The powder has been ‘CO2 cold temperature dried’ and its high purity means it swiftly dissolves in water and can be added to various drinks.
Customers who purchased ‘Now Foods’ organic wheatgrass juice powder are extremely satisfied both with the quality of the product and it’s pricing.
It tastes delicious, gives energy and provides health benefits like healing stomach ulcers, digestion and weight loss. It is a trusted brand for wheatgrass and other health drinks.
There are three wheatgrass juice products under this brand – ‘alo AWAKEN Aloe Vera and Wheatgrass’, ‘Alo Aloe Vera and Wheatgrass Drink’ and ‘Alo Coco Exposed Wheatgrass’.
The first is made with real, all-natural, wheatgrass extract, and cane sugar is used for sweetening. No artificial flavors are added and it provides the dual benefits of both wheatgrass and aloe vera.
It is a ready to drink beverage. General customer reviews say this is a good and refreshing drink. Some like the aloe chunks in it, while others do not. Some find it too sweet while others like the good balance of sweetness and enjoy the unique and refreshing taste.
The second is a slight variant and includes natural coconut water, ascorbic acid and citric acid. The third ‘Alo’ drink also includes pure and fresh water from young coconuts that is rich in potassium. The company claims that “all the juices used are fresh and gluten free”.
Is a top brand in wheatgrass juice products. It has five different varieties. ‘Amazing Grass Organic Wheat Grass Powder’ requires us to use one tablespoon per serving of fresh juice.
The powder can also be blended with other fresh fruit juices or smoothies. It is gluten free and you can take 1-3 servings of this vegan juice every day.
It provides all the goodness of wheatgrass and has received good customer reviews. It gives good energy and for those who do not like the overpowering taste, you can mix it in a strongly flavored juice like orange juice to mask the bitter taste.
Other products from ‘Amazing Grass’ are - ‘All Natural Drink Powder Green Superfood’ which contains all organic ingredients – wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa, broccoli and such.
This product is enjoyed by customers and is easy to mix with fruit juices or water. ‘Organic wheat grass drink powder’ has received mixed reviews:
- not easily digestible
- the cost is very reasonable
- it is more tolerable that consuming fresh wheatgrass juice
Green SuperFood’ and ‘Berry Flavor Drink Powder’ are the other two wheatgrass powders from Amazing Grass. Both include various fruit and berry extracts. Customers like the taste and most say that it provides fantastic energy when consumed first early morning.
Has a ‘Wheatgrss Powder’ that is highly concentrated and cold-temperature dried. Available in easy to use 1-ounce pouches, this wheatgrass powder is 100% certified organic from a trusted company, vegan and raw.
It can be easily mixed in fruit drinks or water to form an instant, refreshing drink.
Customers say the company is a trusted brand. Some like the taste while others find it quite strong although incorporating the powder in other fruit drinks helps. It is reasonably priced.
Some even use it as a salad dressing. One person with gluten intolerance did suffer a reaction (although the label says it is gluten-free). Hence, if you are gluten sensitive, test a small quantity for any adverse reactions before including it in your daily diet.
There are a few more brands of wheatgrass juice powders available. ‘Earth Circle Organics Wheatgrass Juice Powder’ is made from 100% raw wheatgrass using a dehydration process that preserves all the fresh nutrients. ‘Basic Ayurveda – Grass Meal – Wheat Grass Juice with Honey’ is a ready to drink juice that contains fresh herbs, pure herbal extracts and fruits.
You can find more wheatgrass juice – both fresh readymade beverages and wheatgrass powders - at online stores like ‘Amazon.com’. You can search under various categories like ‘Gluten free’, ‘organic’ or ‘vegan’ depending on your particular preference and enjoy the benefits of wheatgrass.
Source: Company websites and amazon.com for reviews