This is what I say about Organic Wheat Grass Living Greens by Sprouts for Life.
These beautiful greens are generally available in the produce section at your local supermarket or grocers.
When purchased, this organic wheat grass comes in a sturdy, white pot filled with fine organic soil, contained in an open plastic bag that protects the grass. The sprouted wheat berries are on top, showing several days of growth, depending on how cold the wheat grass has been kept.
Typically, I use the wheat grass for juicing & in smoothies, as the electric juicer breaks down the wheat grass more thoroughly, instead of just processing them separately in a blender, which can’t always break down the grass.
We heartily enjoy the juices with the wheat grass in them, and have used it extensively with various different fruits & vegetables.
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The wheat grass is very simple to maintain, with infrequent, light watering, and best kept in the refrigerator, or in another very cool area, while the grass is partially harvested. Be sure that the soil is kept mold-free, so don’t over-water.
As soon as you detect yellowing at the bottom of the grass blades, it is time to harvest, as the grass is at the optimal ripeness and ready to use when it’s about 6 – 8 inches high. Just use your scissors to snip the blades near the bottom of the stalks.
You can allow the wheat grass to re-grow again 2 or 3 times. The subsequent crops won’t be as prolific as the first, but you still get some nice additional harvests. It is easy to re-seed the plants if you have access to additional seeds, or since it is so inexpensive, you can just purchase more potted Organic Wheat Grass Living Greens by Sprouts for Life. They also carry other types of healthy sprouts.
This organic wheat grass is abundant in chlorophyll, amino acids, enzymes, minerals, and rich in vitamins A, B, C, D and E. This sounds like a health miracle doesn’t it? When you taste the grass straight from cutting the blade, it just tastes like ordinary grass, but when you combine it with fruits and vegetables, it takes on the flavor of your smoothie contents, and the health benefits are great.
If you were to plant the wheat grass in your garden outdoors, it would grow to be much taller and fuller, but to use it for juices & smoothies, it is best to keep it small and tender so it easily incorporates into your drink.
I got this wheat grass at Harvest Barn Country Markets in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, who have two locations here in southern Ontario – one in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the other in St. Catharines, or check them out online, at Harvest Barn Country Markets @ Harvest Barn.ca.
They offer a wide array of produce, baked goods, dairy products, rubs and sauces and cured meats, and more. Wherever possible, Harvest Barn Country Markets stock items that originate from within a 100 mile radius of their locations, thus reducing the carbon footprint of their products.
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I would recommend trying Organic Wheat Grass Living Greens by Sprouts for Life, available at Harvest Barn Country Markets and enjoy the many health benefits of this versatile wheat grass.
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