Harvest grass when it has reached the desired height, leave behind at least 2” of grass to continue growing for multiple harvests.
Bunch up the blades together with one hand and cut clean through them using scissors with the other hand. Grass can be juiced fresh or air dried.
Wheatgrass has been used for over 5000 years. Its origins can first be traced to Egytptian and Ayurvedic medicine. It has made its way to modernity through the agricultural chemist Dr. Charles Schnabel who experimented with grasses in the 1930s.
Dr. Schnabel used the fresh wheatgrass to nurse sick livestock back to health and found much success. The results of his experiments encouraged people to use wheatgrass for their own health benefit.
Wheatgrass is a superfood that contains iron, calcium, amino acids, vitamins A, C, E, K, and B. It is said to help eliminate toxins from the body, boost metabolism and immune system, and aid digestion.
There are health benefits of wheatgrass that are still mysterious: not all of the photo chemicals have been identified and scientists are left puzzled over how wheatgrass can be so beneficial for health.
Wheatgrass is primarily used in wellness shots or smoothies. Juice your wheatgrass to get a quick boost of vitamins and minerals! It can also be dried and powdered, added as a supplement to any food.