um....might sound kinda wack...but can i juice "regular" grass?
The greens in our garden are still tiny seedlings, greens (even non-organic ones) are basically non-available in the shops, other than lettuce and cabbage, and im not a big fan of tray-grown wheatgrass.... BUT theres fields and fields of untouched "regular" grass.... Is it "safe" to juice? it has not been treated with chemicals, but I dont know if there are certain types of grass that are OK and others that arent...this just looks like standard tall grass....
Id love to take advantage of it as a way to get in more greens, seeing as the lack of availability of other stuff which wont be ready for at least a month...
anyone have experience with this?
wow..cool idea. i have no experience, and dont even know if its edible..but hey, neither are animals and people have no problem chomping them down. besides, dont most other mammals eat grass anyway? we're titled the most intelligent species on the planet, yet the majority of us dont even know how to properly feed ourselves i cant see the harm in drinking the juice from the grass..so long as its 100% organic. wouldnt it mostly be chlorophyll anyway?
I would do some research on the internet first. Also, be cautious of those D**N chemlawn and crap fertilizer companies, they seem to be everywhere poisoning us and our pets. So use caution. Research first. Here's one real quick:
Last edited by Veganforlife; 05-24-2007 at 01:59 PM.
No, this is not whack at all! I've been thinking of the same thing, and I think many others are getting the same impulse. And not only for wild grasses, but also for other wild edibles. I juiced some grass from my front lawn once. It tasted okay, but my juicer did labor hard with it. A manual juicer is recommended as best for the money. But, I'm still just beginning my research on this. Here's what I have so far:
Wild grass juice would be best mixed with carrot or some other juice. And when you harvest it, be sure to go where the doggies don't go.
Happy juicing. :)
Last edited by FirstGarden; 05-24-2007 at 03:44 PM.
I used to manage a garden center and I had a customer who bought a certain brand of Kentucky Bluegrass for this very purpose. He only used that one kind. I don't know what else he ate/drank, but I must say he didn't look very healthy at all. Very underweight, dry, wrinkly skin and his color was off.
You should probably call the company that makes the grass seed and ask them about it. Those seeds can be cross contaminated with other types of seeds and I'd imagine most of the companies use fertilizers and pesicides on their seed.
If lawn grass is nutritional, how come no body knows it lol. I have never seen lawn eating advertised!!! Or even recommended LOL.
Cats eat grass when their sick! Maybe we can too.
Maybe too much of the BLUE? hahaha stupid joke sorry
Originally Posted by juliebove
I have been wondering, but, think now. How many people, who when idling time away in a field or whatever have taken a stem of grass and chewed on the end of it. I did this as a child and teenager and never came to any harm, but research it as there are wild plants that are poisonous.
I just heard a story from my Dad(who worked at Optimum Health Institute in CA) about regular grass. Can't relate the story, but safe to say regular lawn grass is definitely tougher, not only on your body, but your juicer. Wheatgrass is a first cut grass. Also, grown indoors, not exposed to too much sun, or animals. Also, the soil on the earth now, is not what it used to be. That's why older folks say they've always eaten meat and they are fine. It used to be that cows only ate grass. NOW they eat chemicals,,,blah, blah, you know the rest. Also, cows chew grass till it's liquid, swallow, then poop out the pulp. That's what manure is. Totally pulp. Also their digestive system is so different from ours. If it were me,(and it is, cause I'm growing it for human comsumption), I'd take indoor grass, grown in a controlled environment.
I'd rather juice my grass! :cool:
It is not difficult to grow the proper grass for juicing.
You can buy a starter kit online.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
Understandably, wild grasses are not for everyone.
An earthen sister entered the wood and came upon a clearing amid playful chirping birds flying overhead. Rabbits and other creatures whimsically frolicked in the morning air. White-winged butterlies flitted from flower to flower. Her long skirt flowed in the gentle breeze which played with her hair, as she delightfully recognized a familiar friend of her youth. Rich swaths of tall green grass adorned the meadow just ahead, glistening in the sunlight. She reached down and harvested enough to fill her antique wicker basket. Then she gracefully strolled home with her treasure, washed it off, shook it dry and juiced it in an ancient manual juicer affixed to a wooden counter. She then deeply imbibed the sweet essence of her divine elixer, and embarked on the sojourn of a beautiful day.
Last edited by FirstGarden; 05-26-2007 at 01:07 PM.
hey--thanks for your replies.
let me answer a few things: i wouldnt think of EATING the grass, I know we cant digest the cellulose, just juicing it. i mean, we juice wheatgrass, right....
also, im not looking at this as a source of substitution for other greens, rather, just trying to make use of what is available right now. organic greens, or even non-organic greens are absolutely impossible to get in any quantity in the shops where I live, or even from organic farmers because there are few of them and it is too early in the season. Ive started other greens in the greenhouse, but they are just emerging out of the dirt....
ive also started wheatgrass outside, along with buckwheat and sunflower greens. but at the immediate moment, im experiencing a severe lack of access to green stuff... ;)
really, i was just wondering about the safety, toxin-wise, of juicing grass. im not at all worried about contamination because the garden area is enclosed by a fence, no dogs allowed, the grass (and weeds) are lush and green, and no fertilizer has been applied. when grass is just left to itself here, it grows heartily.
so anyway..i checked out that thread that a couple people posted, and what the heck, im trying juicing small quantities of the grass. if it makes me feel sick, ill stop.. but it seems to me not that much different from other wild greens or wheatgrass? that we consume....?
Keep us posted?
Kaybee - It's good to know that a few share this interest. I have posted lots of grass info in a RFT thread, but if you live in Ireland, your local vegetation will differ in a number of varieties. Maybe get a wild edible book. Get to know your grasses and local vegetation, and their poisonous look-alikes, as a few of those may exist. But don't be afraid. I'll see if there's any resources on the net for your area. Meanwhile, please keep us posted.