View Full Version : simple Q on wheatgrass?
05-27-2009, 12:42 PM
this is probably silly & i think i know the answer, but my chiro (who is mostly raw himself) asked me if the Wheatgrass i take is related to wheat in bread products, like it might contain gluten?
i am sure it doesnt but i couldnt really explain why it doesnt. is wheatgrass the same as regular grain/wheat? is it a whole diff plant?
05-27-2009, 10:00 PM
I'm 99.9% sure wheatgrass doesn't contain gluten. All wheatgrass is is a select cultivar of wheat. Wheat is actually like the same type of grass that you have in your lawn, except farmers pick kinds that produce many seeds (the actual grains that we eat).
You can get the same nutrients from eating the stuff in your lawn except the typical lawngrass isn't juicy enough to be worth the effort. Gluten is a veggie protein found in the seeds of grass. I really doubt it could possibly be found in the blades.
Even if it did it wouldn't be found in any significant amounts to cause a reaction if ur intolerant.
05-28-2009, 02:32 AM
It's the same Wheat used in Wheat Bread only it is sprouted and not Milled but its the Same seed. The seed is sprouted and grows into grass but not allowed to go to seed, which is what happens when left to grow untill seeds form at the top of the blade of Grass. This is what is harvested and the cycle begans all over again. If you are allergic to wheat..........??????
05-28-2009, 09:08 AM
thx. no i am not allergic. i knew it was somehow diff but i couldnt explain HOW it was diff. i just knew it wasnt the same as eating grain/gluten! thx!!!
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