What is it?
In simple terms, wheatgrass is the leaves of young wheat plants (Triticum aestivum)—or more precisely, its green seed leaves before the seeds develop.
Wheatgrass can be found growing in moderate regions in the United States and all throughout Europe. A very hardy plant, it can be cultivated either indoors or outdoors and is typically harvested approximately ten days after seeding.
Over 5,000 years had passed since ancient Egyptian civilization first started using wheatgrass as food and medicine. But it was not until a US chemist named Charles Schnabel discovered it in the 1930’s that it began to gain popularity in the western world.
Mr. Schnabel, also dubbed as “Mr. Wheatgrass,” conducted a series of experiments about the nutrients in wheatgrass. Its reputation as a health food really took off when Ann Wigmore, a medical practitioner, promoted it as such. Since then, it has inspired many more research about the health benefits of wheatgrass and some of the results have started to see supporting evidence.
Recent studies now show that what used to be just hearsay about the health benefits of wheatgrass is true. Wheatgrass is an excellent source of chlorophyll, enzymes, amino acids, iron, calcium, magnesium, Vitamins A, C, E and other vitamins and minerals.
The body uses chlorophyll for several vital processes. It helps cleanse the body of toxins and heavy metal, boost energy and—having the same composition as hemoglobin—also strengthens the blood.
Being loaded with folate and Vitamin C (higher than what oranges have), it aids in oxygenating the body thus, reducing fatigue, treating anemia and boosting the immune system. The antioxidants and enzymes (such as Superoxide Disumates) contained in wheatgrass can help remove free radicals in the body, encourage an alkaline environment in the body and promote a healthy liver and colon.
Approximately 20 percent of the total calories in wheatgrass come from protein in the form of poly peptides and shorter chains of amino acids which help restore and build tissues. Wheatgrass also contains the full spectrum of Vitamin B and other minerals which may help improve mental well-being, restore fertility, blood sugar levels, digestion and sleep problems. It also acts as an antiseptic for the treatment of sore throat, ear infections, sinusitis and wounds.
You should look into adding wheatgrass into your diet if you want to increase your vegetable intake and ensure that you will get a higher amount of nutrients your body needs.
Considered a superfood wheatgrass can be consumed raw. And since it is widely believed that vegetables retain all its natural enzymes if it is consumed raw, some people ingest it as such. However, wheatgrass leaves are tough to digest.
To address the diverse needs of our clients, Impact Foods offers organic wheatgrass in powder form which has been produced and processed with nutrient retention as the primary objective.
After being cut, the wheatgrass are cleaned nine times, completely dried and with the use of freezing air technique the blades are crushed into fine organic wheatgrass powder UK.
No time is wasted in processing the wheatgrass. To make sure no nutrients are destroyed along the way, the entire process, from the fields up to the finished product, takes only less than an hour.
The result is pure organic wheatgrass powder UK that contains all the nutrients we are looking for in a health food.
Impact Foods can consistently supply organic wheatgrass powder in bulk, private label and white label and can deliver in the UK and throughout Europe. We can delivery anything from 20kg to full container loads.
Our wheatgrass is naturally gluten-free and of the very highest quality. Enjoy our organic wheatgrass powder added into fresh fruit shakes and smoothies or mixed in salad dressings. You can also enjoy drinking a shot of wheatgrass with a slice of orange.