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03-27-2008, 09:32 PM
so many of the recipes call for wheatgrass. Are there some GLUTEN FREE alternatives that have similar nutritional value?
(Yes, I know that there are some who say the wheat 'grass' doesn't have gluten in it, however I have been unable to find definitive expert agreement, and my nutritionist doesn't think it's a good idea for my son while there is such conflicting evidence out there.)
03-27-2008, 09:54 PM
hmm...I am not quite sure how to respond to this question? I have not reall seen many recipes with wheatgrass except for green smoothies. Are you trying to make bread because that usually calls for wheat berries. I also know many gluten-intolerant people who eat wheatgrass and wheatberries (sprouted) and feel fine. I am pretty sure the gluten isn't developed in wheatgrass or sprouted wheat berries.
If you are talking about green smoothies, well...there really is no exact substitute for wheatgrass but if you are looking for power packed nutritional greens try parsley or cilantro in your green shakes. This are great toxin mobilizers (especially good for mercury) and they have a great taste too! Give a little more detail as to what exactly you mean so I can be more helpful.
03-28-2008, 04:31 PM
I'm quite sure the grass has no gluten or alergens at all, people allergic to wheat can normally consume wheatgrass. The gluten is in the grain, not the grass.
03-29-2008, 06:44 PM
Yes, there is no gluten in wheat berries or wheatgrass juice.
03-29-2008, 08:06 PM
Yeah, there is no gluten in wheatgrass. Don't let the "wheat" part fool you.
There is barley grass which is quite nutritious (some say even better than wheatgrass) but it more difficult to come by fresh. You can buy it powdered though.
What are using the wheatgrass for / in?
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