Freezing my own wheat grass juice
When I buy a bag of wheat grass at my local health food store I find that just a little goes a long way (I'm drinking 2 oz. a day). Does anyone know if I should be juicing the whole bag when I get home and pouring it into ice cube trays to freeze? Or is it better to just keep it fresh in my fridge and juice up what I need for 10 - 15 days?
dont know but wanted to say grow your own its super easy / cheaper
I've got a DVD made by the head of the greenhouse at Hippocrates (his name escapes me) and he recommends cutting the whole tray at once and for maximum shelf life in the fridge - to store in the (Debbie Meyer) green bags. He said that once the WG is ready to harvest that its nutritional value really goes down for juicing if left growing in the tray (I was surprised). I now cut the whole tray at once and store in green bags after watching the DVD. I figure they know what they're doing there (wink!). *‹*
Originally Posted by AlisonA
Yeah, I have Michael Bergonzi's DVD, too, and as you mentioned, DebB, he is for harvesting in good time rather than letting it grow in the tray past it's prime, and he's also against freezing grass juice. Anyone who's seen and tasted grass grown past its prime will know how awful it is!
Interesting thing, though, is that in Steve Meyerowitz's current edition of 'Wheatgrass, Nature's Finest Medicine', he has included testimonies from people who have healed themselves using FROZEN wheatgrass juice (I think from DynamicGreens.com but maybe also EvergreenJuices.com). Even Meyerowitz concedes that frozen juice has hitherto not been considered ideal for therapeutic purposes (although still nutritious), so the testimonies to the contrary are of great interest (for example, one testimony, on page 110, is from a man who healed from colon cancer using frozen grass juice).
On page 211, Meyerowitz relates: "Users growing in volume are often obliged to freeze their excess rather than let it grow past its prime. Those who are fighting illness depend on getting real results and their general consensus is that frozen is 90 percent as potent as fresh"
Personally, I have a freezer with several drawers full of frozen wheat, kamut, and oat grass juices, in icecube bags. I did this because I had almost 30 trays of grass growing at once, only to realise that the grass juice was exacerbating my heavy metals intoxication. I wasn't willing to destroy the grass so I juiced and froze it for future use. It seems I may not get the opportunity, though, which is a pity.
One thing I can tell you is that consuming the grass in ice cube form is much less nauseating than in fresh liquid form. If one has difficulty consuming fresh grass juice then one is less likely to consume it often and in sufficient quantity. Perhaps the frozen forms greater palatability may yield greater health results under such circumstances, since frozen grass is better than no grass!
I can tolerate it in liquid form and would still be drinking close to a pint of freshly-juiced grass a day if heavy metals did not get in the way of this. Bit off-topic, but FWIW, I find oatgrass MUCH more palatable than wheatgrass, although what the oatgrass thankfully lacks in sickliness, it makes up for in a 'burning' sensation at the back of the throat, which is a pity. I have an unopened sack of barley which I was going to grow but never got the chance - people say it is more bitter-tasting than wheatgrass and I have a feeling that would have suited me down to the ground.
Last edited by Arky; 07-11-2011 at 09:14 PM.
Thanks Deb. I guess I will continue with juicing up what I want each day and perhaps freezing some too just to see if it tastes different/better. It's nice to know so many folks out there are doing this.
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