Packed with vitamins, wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) earned the title of a superfood already in the early 20th century, when this deep green super-powder became popular in America. Today, wheatgrass juice powder is gaining fame all over the world, and is highly valued by health-conscious people and raw foodists. But why juice powder, how to use it – and what exactly does it contain? Let’s find out!
Let’s start at the beginning – Why wheatgrass juice powder? What are its powers?
Wheatgrass juice powder is one of the most powerful superfoods in the world. This super-powder is made of the young leaves of the green part of the sprouted wheat seed, which are pressed into juice and then dried at a low temperature to extract phytonutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. However, although the process starts from a wheat seed, the plant does not contain a gram of gluten, making it ideal for consumption even if you wish to avoid gluten. Wheat bran is rich in chlorophyll, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium, iron, magnesium, calcium, as well as vitamins A, E, K and the B group, which are essential for good health. In addition, this powerful plant hides 18 different amino acids that support the body. Wheatgrass also helps to keep your digestion in good order and detoxifies the body, helping with constipation, bloating and diarrhea.
Wheatgrass juice powder is an aid in case of:
- intestinal inflammations;
- weight loss;
- restoring energy reserves;
- improving memory;
- reducing inflammation;
- relieving symptoms of arthritis;
- reducing appetite;
- killing cancer cells;
- regulating blood sugar;
- gas and bloating.
In addition, wheatgrass juice powder is also an excellent immune booster, thanks to its ultra-high nutritional value as well as its ability to detoxify the body and support gut health.
How to use wheatgrass juice powder?
Wheatgrass juice powder is great for using with water, juice or smoothies. The recommended daily intake is 1 tablespoon of powder, which will provide your body with all it needs.
Try out this fulfilling blueberry-banana smoothie – you need:
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 big handful of fresh spinach
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- ½ banana
- ½ cup wild blueberries
- 1 tbsp wheatgrass juice powder
Instructions: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Wheatgrass juice powder vs wheatgrass powder – what’s the difference?
The main difference lies in the nutritional value of the powders. Wheatgrass powder contains around 4 times more fiber, while juice powder contains significantly more vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Wheatgrass juice powder contains as much as 11 times more calcium, 2 times more iron, 4 times more chlorophyll and up to 42 times more manganese-containing antioxidant enzyme (superoxide dismutase – SOD), which’s main function is to convert free radicals into harmless compounds and protect cells from damage. The difference in nutritional value is due to the way the powders are manufactured. While making the wheatgrass powder, the green parts of the sprouted wheat seed are ground and when making the juice powder, the leaves of the young plant are first cold-pressed into juice and only then dried at a low temperature (below 42 degrees Celsius, leaving everything of value in the product). This is why the nutrients contained in the juice powder are much more concentrated and easily assimilated compared to regular wheat bran powder, allowing you to get all the benefits from the wheat bran.
100% pure, natural and GMO free
Centralsun’s organic, non-GMO wheatgrass powder is produced by a mechanical cold pressing process to press the juice, followed by cooling the product to around 1-2 degrees Celsius. No ethylene oxide, additives or other chemicals are used in the process, so the product that is packaged, is always 100% pure and certified organic.
The production of wheatgrass juice powder consists of 8 steps:
- First, the young plants are harvested before the seeds are formed – when the plant is most nutrient-rich. To produce 1 kg of juice powder, 22 kg of fresh wheat bran is needed;
- The next step is to cold press the fresh juice from the plants;
- It is then cooled to 1-2 degrees Celsius (to preserve enzymes and reduce the activity of microbes);
- The next step is filtration, during which the fibers are removed;
- The microbes are then removed from the pulp in a patented process.
- The next step is drying at a very low temperature (below 42 degrees);
- The powder is then collected;
- Finally, the juice powder is packaged and stored at a controlled temperature.
What’s the advantage of juice powder?
Since the fiber (cellulose) in wheat flour is very poorly digestible by the human body, it is crucial to first press the juice from the plant and only then prepare the powder.
If you haven’t tried this powerful powder yet, now is the time! Find out more about wheatgrass juice powder HERE and try it for yourself!