PINES Wheatgrass

This is not a complete list of the nutrients in PINES Wheat Grass. This analysis simply lists those nutrients shown on our labels. Most whole plant foods, including PINES Wheat Grass, contain hundreds of nutrients, including carotenoids, pigments, trace minerals, and phytonutrients.

NOTE: Percent Daily Value (%DV) amounts are based on a single 3.5 gram serving (1 teaspoon or 7 tablets). An “na” means no Daily Value has been determined.

 

NUTRIENT AMOUNT %DV
Calories   10   na
Calories from fat   0   na
Total fat   0 g   0%
Cholesterol   0 g   0%
Sodium   0 g   0%
Potassium   100 mg   3%
Total Carbohydrates   2 g   0%
Dietary Fiber   1 g   4%
Sugars   <1 g   na
Protein   1 g   2%
Vitamin A (100% as Betacarotene)   1400 IU   30%
Vitamin C   5 mg   8%
Vitamin K   <1 mcg   0%
Calcium   20 mg   2%
Iron   1 mg   4%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)   <1 mcg   0%
Chlorophyll   29 mg   na

Percent Daily Values are Based on a 2,000 Calorie Diet.

PINES Alfalfa

NOTE: Percent Daily Value (%DV) amounts are based on a single 3.5 gram serving (1 teaspoon or 7 tablets). . An “na” means no Daily Value has been determined.

NUTRIENT   AMOUNT   %DV
Calories   15   na
Calories from fat   0   na
Total fat   0 g   0%
Cholesterol   0 mg   0%
Sodium   10 mg   0%
Potassium   70 mg   2%
Total Carbohydrates   2 g   0%
Dietary Fiber   2 g   6%
Sugars   <1  g   na
Protein   1 g   2%
Vitamin A (100% as Betacarotene)   7500 IU   150%
Vitamin C   5 mg   8%
Vitamin K   37 mcg   45%
Calcium   48 mg   4%
Iron   <1 mg   0%
Folic Acid   48 mcg   12%
Chlorophyll    <1 mg    na

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Fresh Wheatgrass Juice

This is an analysis of the nutrients in tray grown wheatgrass juice compared with PINES Wheat Grass Powder, based on typical serving sizes.

1 ounce (28.35 grams) of fresh wheat grass juice compared with 1/8 ounce (3.5 grams=1 teaspoon=7 tablets) of PINES Wheat Grass

Nutrient PINES Tray Grown
Moisture roughly 6-7% 95%
Protein 860 mg 550-800 mg
Sugars less than 1% 2-3% or 570-850 mg
Chlorophyll 18.5 mg 4-12 mg
Biotin 4 mcg 3 mcg
Vitamin A (as betacarotene) 1670 IU 120 IU
Vitamin B-12 0.05 mcg 0.30 mcg
Vitamin E 320 mcg 880 mcg
Vitamin C 8 mg 1 mg
Folic Acid 21 mcg 8 mcg
Phosphorus 14 mg 21 mg
Magnesium 4 mg 8 mg
Iron 870 mcg 660 mcg
Calcium 15 mg 7.2 mg
Potassium 137 mg 42 mg

(SOURCE: Wheat Grass, Nature’s Finest Medicine by Steve Meyerowitz, page 53. His source was Irvine Analytical Laboratory report courtesy of Optimal Health Institute). The PINES measurements come from an average of independent analyses done on bottles pulled from store shelves and sent directly to the labs. As you can see, PINES is more nutritious than fresh juice per serving or by weight, on the majority of nutrients.

PINES Wheatgrass Compared to Spinach

The best way to compare is to use nutrition facts panels.  Below are the facts panels for Kroger frozen spinach and Pines Wheat Grass.
  • With regard to beta carotene 81 grams of Kroger spinach is 50% if the daily value while 3.5 grams of Pines Wheat Grass is 25% of the daily value.  That would indicate in terms of beta carotene 40.5 grams of Kroger frozen spinach is equal to 3.5 grams of Pines.
  • With regard to protein, again the same ratio exists with 81 grams of Kroger spinach providing 2 grams while 3.5 grams of Pines provides 1 gram. So again the ratio would be 40.5 grams of Kroger’s frozen spinach is equal to 3.5 grams of Pines in terms of protein.
  • With regard to Vitamin C, 81 grams of Kroger’s frozen spinach only offers 2% of the daily value while Pines offers 10%. Thus, it would take 405 grams of Kroger’s frozen spinach to equal to the naturally-occurring Vitamin C in  3.5 grams of Pines Wheat Grass.
  • With regard to iron, 81 grams of Kroger’s frozen spinach and 3.5 grams of Pines Wheat Grass both offer 4% the daily value of Iron, so it would take 81 grams of Kroger’s spinach to equal the iron in a 3.5 gram serving of Pines.
Thus, a 3.5 gram of Pines Wheat Grass provides about the same nutrition of at least 40 grams of Kroger’s frozen spinach.