Wheatgrass and wheatgrass juice have become extremely popular in the health and fitness industry over the past few years, so you should have a number of options for buying your own wheatgrass or wheatgrass juice. Where you should look depends largely on what exactly you’re looking for: freshly harvest wheat grass, wheat grass seeds, wheatgrass powder or wheatgrass juice.
If you want to grow your own wheat grass, it is fairly easy to find the supplies and seeds that you need. It is also easy to grow, since wheat is a fairly hardy plant. You should be able to find wheat grass seeds through any seed retailer, agricultural supply store, many gardening stores, and some health food stores. You can also buy wheat grass seeds online. You’ll also need seed trays and potting soil or compost, both of which you can easily find in the gardening section of most major supermarkets and home improvement stores. Make sure, though, that you purchase organic seeds and soil, to avoid contamination with pesticides or other chemicals. You should also try to ensure that the seeds have not been processed on any equipment that might have also processed wheat that contains gluten, especially if you are trying to avoid gluten.
Once you have grown your own wheat grass, you can make your own wheatgrass juice. This can be a less expensive alternative than buying the juice, and you will have the confidence of knowing exactly what went into the growth of your wheat grass. You can also be assured of a continual supply of wheatgrass juice if your favorite juice bar goes out of business or stops selling wheatgrass juice.
Freshly Harvested Wheat Grass
There are fewer options for buying freshly harvested wheat grass, or wheat grass ready to harvest, but you still have a couple of choices. You can source wheat grass online, and purchase it either by the tray or freshly-cut. If you purchase it by the tray, you will usually receive one tray that is ready to cut and another tray that will be ready to cut in a couple of days. If you purchase it freshly cut, it will come in resealable plastic bags, and should keep for about 6-7 days. If you live in a larger metropolitan area with specialty grocers, you might find it at one of those health food-oriented specialty grocers. As with the seeds, you want to make sure you purchase organic wheat grass to avoid contamination from pesticides or other chemical toxins.
You can buy wheatgrass powder online, or from a number of health food and vitamin stores. This powder can be mixed into a smoothie or any other recipe, if you cannot tolerate the bitter taste of the shots. If you are concerned about gluten, you should check the label to see if the product is gluten-free. Please remember, though, that if you are highly sensitive to gluten, you should avoid any product that contains the word “wheat” or “barley,” as there may still be trace amounts of gluten.
Wheatgrass juice is widely available at health food stores, vitamin stores, and juice bars. Be very careful to read the ingredients, though, as many manufacturers will add sugar and other additives to make the juice taste better. This might improve the taste, but it also detracts from the nutritional value of the juice.
If you want to make your own juice blend or smoothie, you have more control over how much wheatgrass juice goes into your juice or smoothie. Just make sure you include a full shot of wheatgrass juice, to ensure you get the maximum health benefit from the wheatgrass juice.
There are a number of options for buying wheat grass, whether you’re looking for fresh wheat grass, wheatgrass powder, or wheatgrass juice. You should always look for a reputable retailer, though, to make sure you’re getting pure wheatgrass and not wheatgrass mixed with some sweetener or additive. Of course, if you grow your own wheat grass, you can have much more control over what is and is not mixed in with your wheatgrass juice.