The pigments in dark colored fruits and vegetables represent powerful antioxidants. In order increase the amount of these foods in your diet, it is wise to add darkly-pigmented, organically-grown superfood powders such as Pines Wheat Grass to smoothies and other recipes, or at least use our convenient and economical tablets and capsules to increase the dark green, leafy vegetables in your diet.
Just because a green superfood blend claims to contain wheatgrass powder doesn’t mean the wheatgrass is as good as the wheatgrass that Pines has produced since we re-introduced wheatgrass to the national consciousness in 1976. Although you could pay for a lab analysis on all eight popular green superfood products in this picture, you can easily see which one has the highest antioxidant value just by comparing the colors.
Chlorophyll is the green pigment in leafy vegetables. It is chlorophyll that provides most of the antioxidant value. The deeper and more vibrant the green color, the more antioxidants are in a green vegetable.
In the picture above, Pines Wheat Grass is the vibrant green one. The greyish brown and even yellow color of the other seven samples are all popular products that claim to contain wheatgrass. The reason the color is not as bright green as Pines in the other seven samples is because they were harvested at the wrong time and are packaged with no protection against oxidation.
If a product claims to contain wheatgrass and is packaged in petrochemical plastic tubs or foil/plastic/paper packets, the product has becomes devitalized. It may have even been devitalized even before being put in such cheap, earth-unfriendly packaging. If a company packages wheatgrass or any green superfood blend is such a way, the company is basically telling you that they don’t think their product is very good.
Pines’ commitment is to quality. Our products are never grown unnaturally indoors in trays. They are grown as nature intended. As soon as the wheatgrass is dried during the brief once-a-year harvest in the early spring, Pines puts it in frozen storage to prevent loss of nutrition between harvest and packaging. Then, when it is later packaged, Pines uses another very special method to prevent nutrient loss.
For more than 80 years, quality green superfoods like Pines have been packaged in amber glass bottles with special metal caps that allow removal of oxygen. Without oxygen, devitalization of nutrition that you see here with the other products does not occur. Plastic tubs and paper, plastic or foil packets are not appropriate for green superfoods.
In this picture, only one other product besides Pines was in a glass bottle, but even it had a plastic lid with a paper seal. Only Pines is harvested at the correct time, stored frozen and packaged in oxygen-free amber glass bottles with those special metal caps.
This safeguard prevents outside air and humidity from devitalizing the wheatgrass. That’s why Pines Wheat Grass has the most vibrant green color of any popular product. It is also why it has the highest antioxidant value.
It is easy to be deceived by the shape of those plastic tubs. Cheap plastic containers are designed to give the illusion of being bigger than glass bottles when they are not.. When you also consider that many of these plastic tubs are only about half full, it is obvious that you are paying more for an inferior product if you don’t buy Pines. The truth is Pines Wheat Grass is very competitive in price. Moreover, when you consider the higher antioxidant level, Pines’ products are much better values than plastic tub products or, even worse, green superfoods in paper, plastic or foil packets. A serving of Pines Wheat Grass is equal nutritionally to a $1.33 serving of spinach but can cost as little as 25 cents.
Thus, Pines Wheat Grass and other Pines’ products are very good values that can help increase the amount of health-protecting dark green leafy vegetables in your family’s diet, while actually reducing your food budget costs at the same time.
Further, even when we recycle, most people do not, so when we support companies that don’t care about our planet and package in plastic, we are helping them increase the amount of plastic shards in our landfills, streams and oceans. These shards slowly decompose releasing their petrochemical toxins into our soils and water. Meanwhile, animals often mistake plastic shards for food and die eating them or kill their young by feed the shards to their babies.
When you choose Pines Wheat Grass and other Pines’ products you are not only choosing the most nutritious, freshest, greenest products at the best value for yourself and your family, you are also making a choice that helps to reduce the plastic pollution on our planet.