BARLEY & WHEAT GRASS
Many people with food sensitivities cannot eat salad vegetables of many types because of sensitivities to them. This means that they do not get the advantages that those foods provide. Barley Grass Powder or Wheat Grass Powder is a convenient and non-allergenic way to re-introduce all the amino-acids, dietary fibre and the many other essential phyto-chemicals that are lost to such people.
Barley Grass Powder Dietary Supplement.
We suggest 1-2 teaspoons daily mixed with milk or water or non-acidic fruit juice
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Barley Grass Information
Barley grass, (Hordeum vulgare) is one of the well-known green grasses that are considered to be the most nutritious. The true nutritional benefits are found in the young grass leaves. These leaves are harvested and processed into the final product. The leaves contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and proteins necessary for the human diet. Barley grass is considered a whole food concentrate that is close to its natural state supplying the nutrients we require in a natural proportion. The colour reflects the abundance of chlorophyll and the similarity to other dark leafy vegetables.
Constituents of Barley Grass
Eighteen amino acids are found in barley grass including Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tyrosine and Valine. All 8 of the essential amino acids are found in Barley grass. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the major constituents of our body and are necessary for the continual cell building, cell regeneration and energy production that are necessary for life. There are high amounts of vitamins and minerals in barley grass leaves. The vitamins found in Barley grass include beta-carotene, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, vitamin B2. vitamin B6 and vitamin C. The minerals include potassium, calcium. magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus. manganese and zinc. There are many important enzymes found in Barley grass including the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the new antioxidant 2”-O-glucosylisovitexin (2″-O-GiV). 2″O-GIV has been isolated and reported to have antioxidant activity equal to or superior to vitamin B. Barley grass is also rich in chlorophyll content.
Uses of Barley Grass
Barley grass is a whole food providing many essential nutrients that act synergistically together optimising bodily functions. Chlorophyll and other essential nutrients act synergistically in barley grass to detoxify the body from destructive toxins such as heavy metals and pollutants that we digest every day. Chlorophyll also has anti-inflammatory properties. Barley grass can be easily absorbed throughout the digestive tract, giving our body access to vital nutrients. Many of the vitamins, minerals and enzymes present in Barley grass act as powerful antioxidants protecting our body from free radical damage, supporting our immune system and cardiovascular health. Barley grass is a rich source of dietary fibre which is good for colon health and regularity. Sports people and others who need more energy have used barley grass; it provides them with a nutrient rich food that is also packed with energy. Barley grass is naturally alkaline and it helps to neutralise excess acidity in the body when consumed.
Benefits of Barley Grass
Research in Japan and other countries suggests that barley grass powder can be beneficial as nutrient support for many conditions.
Benefits for breastfeeding mums: Barley Grass is a good source of Calcium and it is known to increase milk supply.
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of Barley Grass Powder into juice, smoothie, salad dressing or other food; build up to twice daily over the first month. Best taken on an empty stomach and ensure six glasses of water daily. Children 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily.
Ingredients of 100% Organic Barley Grass Powder
Made from young barley shoots organically grown in the fertile land of New Zealand. No pesticides or herbicides used.
|Nutrient Composition of Barley Grass Powder|
Fat %m/m –
Beta Carotene mg/100g
Total Tocopherals IU/100g
Vitamin C mg/100g
Carbohydrate (By Difference) %m/m
Folic acid mcg/100g
Fibre (dietary) %mim
Iron mg/ 100g
Manganese mg/ 100g
less than 50
*There may be a slight variance in nutrient composition between batches.
Wheat Grass Information
Wheat grass composition analysis click here.
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