PINES vs. Wheatgrass Shot
The nutritional profiles of PINES Wheat Grass dehydrated whole leaf tablets and fresh juice are quite different, so any comparison is a rough estimate. Given that, roughly 1/2 teaspoon or 3-5 tablets will offer similar nutrition to an ounce of fresh juice.
However, there’s much more to the story. Differences in soil conditions, growing time and environment lead to significant differences in nutritional content. PINES Wheat Grass is much more nutritionally concentrated and complete than fresh wheatgrass juice. Click here for a nutritional comparison. Because PINES Wheat Grass is grown as nature intended through cold months, outdoors in temperatures that are often freezing at night, it can grow slowly as nature intended. That results in a naturally concentrated, dark green leafy vegetable that provides a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more, which are too numerous to be shown in our nutritional analysis. Greenhouse or tray grown wheatgrass juice, while highly regarded by many for its potential therapeutic value, simply isn’t given the time to develop fully, and can’t compare nutritionally with wheatgrass grown the way nature intended. It is grown far too quickly, and instead of seeds being an inch or so apart as is natural to wheatgrass, the seeds are placed right next to each other, making it impossible for the plant to develop properly. This leads to mold and bacteria that can make the juice often taste bad and can lead to stomach upset. And finally, PINES Wheat Grass costs between 20 cents and 50 cents per serving, while a shot of wheatgrass juice at the store can be $2.00 or more per serving. And most find that juicing wheatgrass at home is inconvenient, messy, and not economical when time and equipment is taken into account.