Ask EN

May 2000 Issue

Claims for Wheat Grass Juice Are Mostly Out to Pasture

Q. Iíve heard of people drinking "shots" of wheat grass juice at juice bars. What is it and is it good for me? A. Wheat grass is simply a young green wheat plant harvested before it develops kernels (berries) and transforms into golden stalks of grain. As a young plant, wheat grass actually resembles a leafy green vegetable more than a cereal grain. Wheat grass for juicing is typically grown in indoor trays, blended and swallowed straight up or combined

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