What is Wheatgrass?

If you have looked to purchase wheatgrass before you have most likely done research on wheatgrass powder vs wheatgrass juice.  

While wheatgrass was originally researched and grown by Dr Charles Schnabel in the 1930s, Ann Wigmore introduced a new method of "Tray Grown wheatgrass" which you see with various wheatgrass products on the market these days.

You will find ones that compare indoor tray-grown wheatgrass with whole food wheatgrass grown by Pines International under natural conditions.

tray wheatgrass vs grown wheatgrass

How wheatgrass is grown makes a huge difference. PINES helped write the standards for organic wheatgrass growing in Kansas over 30 years ago and continues to use the same methods. 

As the first company to popularize wheatgrass in the natural food marketplace, we are still the only ones to use oxygen-free packaging. We also never use plastic containers that provide no protection and can cause contamination. Gluten-free PINES Wheat Grass, sold at leading natural food stores, contains essential vegetable fiber.

What does the USDA have to say?

The USDA food plate recommends we eat more from the vegetable group than any other food group. Of all vegetables, dark green leafy greens are the most important vegetables. They contain exactly what is missing in our diets. In fact, leafy greens are eaten by every other mammal. Some just nibble at it while other live entirely on it. The darker green a vegetable is, the more nutrition it contains.

The USDA developed its food plate based on research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that showed that 9 out of 10 Americans are not eating enough vegetables and fruits to protect their health from nearly epidemic diet-related disease conditions in our society.

The USDA recommends that the vegetables you eat be mostly whole foods, not juice. That’s because research indicates the importance of vegetable fiber for colon health and the prevention of degenerative disease.

Juice has its place, but whole foods are what we are designed to eat.  Recent research confirms that the majority of vegetable nutrition should come from whole food vegetables, not juice. Without fiber, juices can lead to damage to the mucous of the intestinal wall.

Blenders and other machines now make it easy to create whole foods smoothies. Smoothies have the benefits of juice but also contain the essential fiber. It is easy to add a spoonful of PINES Wheat Grass Powder, Green Duo Powder or Mighty Greens Powder.  These are all whole foods leafy green vegetable powders.

A spoonful of any PINES’ powder is a serving of an economical and convenient dark green leafy vegetable. You can’t overdose on vegetable nutrition. In fact, the more chlorophyll-rich detoxifying antioxidant-rich whole foods in your diet the better!

Most mammals similar to humans eat large quantities of wholefood, dark green leafy vegetables and so should you! Curiously, we are the only animal that consumes vegetable and fruit juice. That is not necessarily a good thing. We need fiber and roughage in our diets so our colons can function properly, a reliance on juice should never replace wholefoods vegetables that contain important fiber.