Organic Barley Grass Powder
Our parents always tell us to eat our vegetables, but even they might not have known barley grass is as nutritious—if not more so—than the grain. Yes, the leaves of the barley plant—that common plant where cereal products come from—can also be eaten, some in the form of barley grass powder. And what amazing things are in store for you when you do!
What is barley grass?
Most homes have barley grains in their pantries, but most probably not barley grass. Barley grass, or barley green as it is sometimes called, is the immature leaf blades of the barley plant. They have been around since about 9,000 years ago when it was first cultivated as food and medicine.
It was most likely the first cereal grain to have been domesticated by man. Ancient Asian, Middle Eastern and Greek cultures reportedly included barley grass in their diets. Infact, it is said that they used it to treat boils, gastrointestinal disorders, liver, skin and blood problems. They also utilised the grass to increase their strength and stamina.
Documents show the Egyptians thought barley was a gift from the gods so they revered it. Given that it can grow in most climatic condition, slowly, the proliferation of this vigorous annual monocot from the Poaceae family started to spread out all over the world.
It was featured in many Asian and Middle Eastern diets. When European explorers discovered it, they brought it back to Europe, cultivated it and where, until now, it continues to grow. It was the first crop to have been planted in 1611 in Virginia.
Today, the grains of barley are used in so many things: to make beer and incorporated in so many food products. Barley grass on the other hand is also gaining popularity as a leafy green vegetable and juice. Barley grass powder is also used as a supplement.
It is said that the highest concentration of nutrients in plants can be found in the shoots. That’s because this is what young plants use to fuel its growth. And what kind of nutrients can we find in the young leaves of barley plants? What good would that do us?
A rich amount of chlorophyll can be found in young barley grass—about 600mg per 100g— which helps the body get rid of wastes. And because it is high in fibre and protein, a regular dose of barley grass could help in the normal function of the digestive system and the building and maintaining of muscle mass.
Barley grass also offers significant amounts of calcium that keep the bones and teeth healthy and the maintenance of the body’s metabolism. It’s also the same mineral that is thought to correct the body’s alkalinity, thus, barley grass is also referred to as an alkaline food.
Iron can also be found in high amounts in barley grass. Iron plays an important role in transporting oxygen throughout the body making one feel re-vitalised. It also strengthens the immune system which is the one responsible in fighting off diseases.
There are over 50 different minerals which can be found in barley grass. It has almost the full spectrum of B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, pantothenic acid, amino acids, enzymes and more. All these nutrients work together to give you healthy red blood cells and cholesterol levels, lose weight, slow down aging.
We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to prove that what we offer is organic barley grass powder made from pure, untainted barley grass.
After harvest, the barley grass are quickly cleaned and sorted for another round of quality checking. Only the best grass is chosen for processing. In less than an hour, the chosen leaves are dried and crushed into a very fine powder with the use of a freezing air method.
We can supply the highest quality raw organic barley grass powder in bulk, private label and white label in the UK and all over Europe. Enjoy the health benefits of our organic barley grass powder from china and barley grass powder New Zealand mixed with wheat or fruits in smoothies and other drinks. It may not be as sweet as wheat and other super foods out there, but you can be sure your body will thank you for giving it what it needs to work properly!