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Rich in Enzymes

and Gluten Free

Wheatgrass juice contains more than 80 highly active live enzymes. These are used for digestion, detoxification of harmful substances in the body and for maintaining good health. Because it called „wheat“grass, many people believe it may contain gluten as they are allergic to wheat.  

Gluten is a grain which people have difficulty on the digestion front while wheatgrass is just green vegetable from the sprouted grain, therefore this nutritional superfood is totally gluten free!


%Nutrition Facts


Serving Size 1 ounce 28g

Serving Size 1 ounce 28g

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120

Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value

Total Fat 0%

Saturated Fat 0% 

Cholesterol 0%

Sodium 0%

Total Carbohydrate 16 grams 5%

Dietary Fiber 8 grams 32%

Sugars 0g

Protein 8g

Vitamin A 12000 IU 240%

Vitamin C 56.0 mg 93%

Vitamin E 2560 mg 12800%

Vitamin K 280 mcg 350%

Thiamin 88.0 mg 5867 %

Riboflavin 2080 mg 122353 %

Niacin 2016 mg 10080 %

Vitamin B6 312 mg 15600 %

Vitamin B12 0.4 mcg 7 %

Pantothenic Acid 288mg 2880%

Choline 40.0 mg

Calcium  120mg 12%

Iron 64.0 mg 356%

Magnesium 31.2 mg 8%

Phosphorus 112 mg 11%

Potassium 824 mg 24%

Zinc 496 mg 3307%

Copper 13.6mg 680%

Manganese 1120 mg 56000%

Selenium 28.0 mcg 40%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

 


Calories based on 28 grams / One Ounce:

Carbohydrate 16 grams 

Protein 8 grams

Calories 120 grams


1 HELPS BUILD BLOOD CELLS


Many health experts have highlighted and shown that the chlorophyll in WHEATGRASS has the ability to heal and build red blood cells quickly.  It normalize the blood pressure, destroying poisonous carbon dioxide and releases free oxygen in the body.  Chlorophyll also helps to accelerate metabolism and stimulate enzyme systems. On top of all the above benefits listed, consuming chlorophyll from wheatgrass is a highly effective way to ALKALIZE the blood and ENERGIZE the body.*


2 CLEANSES BODY


WHEATGRASS is a great source of Vitamins B, C, E and Carotene, which are very effective in destroying and eliminating free radicals and cleansing the body. It is reported for its ability to cleanse the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract. One ounce of fresh WHEATGRASS has comparable nutritional value to 2.5 lb of fresh green vegetables. WHEATGRASS has high content of Saponin, an excellent support to the lymphatic system and helps to flush away thousands of toxins.**

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3 HIGH AMINO ACID CONTENT

 

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that are essential for our growth and cell regeneration. High amino acid content of wheatgrass juice has lea many body builders and gym-goers to incorporate fresh or powered wheat- grass juice into their daily routine. WHEATGRASS Juice has 17 Amino Acids including the 8 Essentials; Lysine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Valine and Methionine.


4 FIGHTS AND PROTECTS AGAINST ILLNESSES


Organic WHEATGRASS juices are known as an effective way of boost the body’s immune system to fight against and recover from illnesses and aliments. It has high source of Beta Carotene, contains most of the B vitamins and vitamins C, E, H and K and also contains over 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids. It also contains several active Enzymes that play a major role in breaking down fats, undertaking biological functions and assists in weight loss. Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, and Iron are among the many 90 Minerals known to alkalize and balance the PH level in the body. WHEATGRASS stems are also highly anti-bacterial.  It have been frequently reported that by consuming wheatgrass juice daily, it will help to alkalize and detoxify the lymphatic system and blood cells, while helping the body to rebuild and transport toxins out of the body quickly and effectively.

* “PH Miracle” Dr Young, “Nature’s Finest Medicine” Steve Meyerowitz

** “The Wheatgrass Book“ Ann Wigmore,1985


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> how to grow?


> how to grow?


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Welcome to the world of wheatgrass !!!

 

Our organic wheatgrass seeds are excellent for home sprouting, here is how to start...

What you need

Organic wheatgrass sprouting seed

Potting Soil (Preferably organic or chemical free 

Organic Fertilizer    (It has all the nutrients of vitamins & minerals) 

Tray

Spray bottle – Essential to ensure that you do not overwater!

How to grow Wheatgrass by Greenvitamin


Step 1:  Pre Sprout/Germination

Pre-sprouting is crucial to ensure a good crop.

Measure amount of seeds to cover the size of your tray in one very dense layer.

Rinse and then soak seeds with cold water for at least 8-10 hours.

Drain the seeds, rinse very thoroughly with cold water and drain again. 

Repeat this process every 8 hours until the sprouted roots are 1 mm – 2 mm in length.

After 24 hours seeds will sprout and roots are ready for planting.    


Step 2:  Preparing the tray

Line the bottom of the tray with unbleached paper towel for easy removal after harvesting.

Pour the potting soil into the tray to 1/2 to  1 inches in height

Use a spray bottle and water on the soil till moist & damp ( not wet! )


Step 3:  Planting & Watering

Lay out the germinated seeds evenly and densely on all the surface of the tray.  Put thin, even layer of soil on top the sprouting seeds till all are covered. Place the tray in cool well ventilated dark area away from the light;

You should spray your wheatgrass with water at least twice a day to keep them nice and moist.  

Avoid over watering but keep moisture level under control. Dry soil is not a good sign.

After third day in darkness, place the tray in well light area, possibly inside your apartment or house near a window but not in direct sunlight. Remember about proper ventilation. In warmer and humid climates, mold may tend to grow in your wheatgrass tray.  This is a common problem but it is harmless.  When harvesting, just cut above the affected area.  Always keep your wheatgrass tray in very well ventilated area.


Step 4:  Harvesting

When your wheatgrass grows to about 6 – 7 inches ( Day 9 or 10 ), it is ready for harvesting.  

Cut just prior to juicing to ensure freshness

Note that you may continue to water cut crop to produce a second crop though it may not be as tender nor grow as tall.  You can leave it for your dog or cat to chew on it.

Otherwise, clean the tray and start a new crop.


Step 5:  Juice & Enjoy

Rinse your wheatgrass under cold water and then extract the juice using a wheatgrass juicer.

Enjoy your shot of wheatgrass juice – Nature wonder to mankind!


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> freeze it!


PERFECT SOLUTION FOR BUSY LIFESTYLE

> freeze it!


PERFECT SOLUTION FOR BUSY LIFESTYLE

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The wonderful antioxidant benefitS of wheatgrass ARE protected by freezing temperature. Once you receive the wheatgrass, you can juice it all and all you need to do is make sure that you keep it frozen until you are ready to drink it. All vitamins and important health giving properties of wheatgrass juice like its chlorophyl and alkalinity are perfectly preserved.

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Vitamins are organic compounds required in our diet in tiny amounts because we can not synthesize them ourselves but need them for essential functions. Freezing does not directly affect vitamins. If you leave fruit and vegetables sitting around, many of the vitamins they contain will slowly become oxidized by free radicals. This is the reason that the anti-oxidant vitamins are good for your health, they get oxidized on your behalf.

The best time to eat vegetables is at the moment they are picked. From that point onward, they loose their anti-oxidant power. The rate of this loss is slowed by cooling. That is part of the reason that food stays fresh for longer when it is kept in the fridge and will last even longer when frozen. So, in terms of health benefit, if you don’t have the opportunity to eat your vegetables on the day they are harvested, you are better off eating from frozen. Research on the question started a long time ago, Am Journal Public Health Nations Health, 1932 has been well documented in the media: by the BBC and lots of others.


FROZEN WHEATGRASS SHOTS


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HOW LONG CAN YOU STORE IN THE FREEZER?

American Frozen Food Council mentioned that frozen juices as long as it remains frozen, can store up to 3 years.  However, we strongly recommend it should be drank within a year.

WHEN TO DRINK IT?

Once removed from the fridge, it should be drank as soon as possible. Rapid consumption from your part (Drinking it as it thaws) keeps oxidation from taking place and to ensure that you will enjoy all the nutritional benefits from the wheatgrass

WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR FROZEN WHEATGRASS

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Wheatgrass juice is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach.  Below are just a few recommended ways of drinking your frozen wheatgrass shot.

DEFROST, SHAKE IT & TAKE IT

Simple as that.  Grab a frozen wheatgrass shot from the freezer. Takes around 30 mins to defrost.  Hold the lid down, give it a shake, remove lid off and just drink it.  Our Wheatgrass is so sweet and the best way we like it is to drink by itself.

WITH SMOOTHIES & JUICES

Blend a frozen wheatgrass with your favorite smoothie or blend with your favorite fresh fruits for a refreshing fruits juice.

 


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BELOW ARE EXTRACTS FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN REGARDS OF FREEZING FOOD.


Is Frozen Food Safe?

Food stored constantly at -18°C / 0°F will always be safe. Only the quality suffers with lengthy freezer storage. Freezing keeps food safe by slowing the movement of molecules, causing microbes to enter a dormant stage. Freezing preserves food for extended periods because it prevents the growth of microorganisms that cause both food spoilage and food borne illness.

Freshness & Quality

Freshness and quality at the time of freezing affect the condition of frozen foods. If frozen at peak quality, thawed foods emerge tasting better than foods frozen near the end of their useful life. So freeze items you won't use quickly sooner rather than later. Store all foods at 0° F or lower to retain vitamin content, color, flavor and texture.

Nutrient Retention

The freezing process itself does not destroy nutrients. In meat and poultry products, there is little change in nutrient value during freezer storage.

Enzymes

Enzyme activity can lead to the deterioration of food quality. Enzymes present in animals, vegetables, and fruit promote chemical reactions before and after harvest, such as ripening. Freezing only slows the enzyme activity that takes place in foods. It does not halt them. Enzyme activity does not harm frozen meats or fish and is neutralized by the acids in frozen fruits. But most vegetables that freeze well are low acid and require brief, partial cooking to prevent deterioration. This is called "blanching." For successful freezing, blanch or partially cook vegetables in boiling water or in a microwave oven. Then rapidly chill the vegetables prior to freezing and storage. Consult a cookbook for timing.

Packaging

Proper packaging helps maintain quality and prevent freezer burn. It is safe to freeze meat or poultry directly in its original packaging, however this type of wrap is permeable to air and quality may diminish over time. For prolonged storage, overwrap these packages as you would any food for long-term storage. It is not necessary to rinse meat and poultry. Freeze unopened vacuum packages as is. If you notice that a package has accidentally been torn or has opened while food is in the freezer, the food is still safe to use; merely overwrap or rewrap it. 

Color Changes

Color changes can occur in frozen foods. The bright red color of meat as purchased usually turns dark or pale brown depending on its variety. This may be due to lack of oxygen, freezer burn or abnormally long storage. Freezing doesn't usually cause color changes in poultry. However, the bones and the meat near them can become dark. Bone darkening results when pigment seeps through the porous bones of young poultry into the surrounding tissues when the poultry meat is frozen and thawed. The dulling of color in frozen vegetables and cooked foods is usually the result of excessive drying due to improper packaging or over-lengthy storage.

Does Freezing Destroy Bacteria & Parasites?

Freezing to 0 °F inactivates any microbes — bacteria, yeasts and molds — present in food. Once thawed, however, these microbes can again become active, multiplying under the right conditions to levels that can lead to food borne illness. Since they will then grow at about the same rate as microorganisms on fresh food, you must handle thawed items as you would any perishable food.

Trichina and other parasites can be destroyed by sub-zero freezing temperatures. However, very strict government-supervised conditions must be met. Home freezing cannot be relied upon to destroy trichina. Thorough cooking, however, will destroy all parasites.