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11-10-2008, 02:36 AM
I would like to use wheatgrass in the way that offers me the most nutrition. At my health food store, I have seen flash frozen wheatgrass- is this healthy or has it lost most of its nutrients?
I know that growing my own is probably the best way, but I was kinda hoping that the frozen kind was really good too- it would be much easier!!
Thank you so much for ANY wheatgrass info anyone can give me!!
11-10-2008, 04:44 AM
If I was you I would deffently try it out. I have only tried freez dried wheatgrass juice powder and that stuff is amasing. So if I could get my hands on frozen juice I would go for it.
Ofcourse fresh is bedst, and I hope one day to be able to grow my own wheatgrass, but it is not posible right now. So powder it is :D
Yes it might have lost a bit of nutriens, but I belive it still have a lot of good stuff left anyway. The powder does, so why not the frozen juice ? :)
11-11-2008, 03:40 AM
I'm a little confused. Do you mean flash frozen as in still in its liquid form and packaged in the freezer, or freeze dried and in powder form. I've never seen frozen liquid wheatgrass but stranger things have happened! :)
Yes, it will have lost some of it's nutrients. As shanti said, fresh is best, and if you can get shots of wheatgrass at your local wholefoods store that would be the best option if you don't grow it at home (I really couldn't be bothered doing that on a regular basis!). Otherwise the powder would still be worth it if you can afford to part with the money.
I do have a powdered green supplement, but it's marine phytoplankton and I use it for mine and my son's omega 3 levels.
Did you know that green smoothies provide the same kinds of nutrients as wheatgrass? And at a quarter or less of the price. Also, I've grown some wheatgrass at home and blended it in a blender or food processor and strained/squeezed it through a cloth for the juice. Saves a lot of money if you can be bothered.
Good luck with your green juice adventures!
11-11-2008, 05:24 AM
I've used the frozen cubes before...they taste very mild. I looked forward to having them every morning. I don't grow mine because my cats always have a field day with it. I think you should give it a try. I found the powder to be much more cost effective than the cubes.
11-11-2008, 02:53 PM
I used the powdered juice and the fresh. I have just started the powdered and already notice a difference. It's supposed to have a higher concentration of nutrients. I read this wheatrass book that convinced me that adding powdered Wheatgrass juice would be very beneficial.
For fresh ..I bought a kit from wheatgrasskits.com..i think that's what it is. They also sell on ebay. I bought the kind with the mats you lay down at the bottom of the tray..so I don't have to deal with soil. They give you the trace minerals to sprinkle on top of the mats. The grass grew nicely in cold Washington. I bought a cheap hand crank juicer on ebay and it takes muscle..but I am trying to tone my arms anyways..so it's a good thing.
11-11-2008, 03:18 PM
i have grown wheatgrass and used the frozen kind. You will lose the life force energy that comes with fresh, but frozen is a good option. Frozen is grown outdorrs so it is much milder tasting. It is so much more convenient than growing your own, but i always get really happy when i see a beautiful tray of wheatgrass i grew!
I attached a link from Ann Wigmore about the benefits of wheatgrass- reading the list motivates me to keep growing it-
11-12-2008, 12:25 AM
The kind that I have is 100% organic juice. It is outdoor grown, and fresh frozen. It says that it is expressed from cereal grass and that the juicing and flash freezing process protects the organic vitamins, minerals, enzymes and chlorophyll.
I just want to make sure that I am not losing a lot of the health benefits by having it in this way (flash frozen). I want the wheatgrass to be part of a healing routine for a family member. It is very important to me to make sure that I am still getting all the benefits of wheatgrass that I read about if I am using this flash frozen kind... if I am losing those benefits, then I will buy a kit and start growing it myself. I need to have it in the most healing form.
Kolmasius- I actually did not know that green smoothies provide the same nutrition. I wanted to use wheatgrass shots and green smoothies in this healing routine (we already have green smoothies daily).
Thanks so much for your replies. I really do appreciate it!
11-14-2008, 08:45 PM
I know wheat grass is hugely popular (I have had the frozen cubes from WholeFoods) I have the powder form of barley grass... is one better than the other, or how about a mix?
thanks.. trying to learn!!!:rolleyes:
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