Wheatgrass is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients that keep your mind and body healthy and vibrant.
Health benefits of wheatgrass
1.It’s an optimum source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids
2.It improves digestion and boost immune power.
3.It contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder
4.It is helpful for cancer patients and prevents arthritis.
5.It’s a natural blood purifier; it means no acnes, blemishes and glowing face.
6.It is rich in iron and cures anemia that means no fatigue.
Wheatgrass is a super food. Add this to your diet. Stop sipping cups of caffeine and diet cokes and see the healthy transition happen.
How to grow Wheatgrass
- Soaking and Germinating Wheatgrass Seeds
Prepare the seeds
Measure out enough seeds as required for juice. For a 16″ x 16″ tray, use about two cups of seeds. Rinse the seeds in cool, clean water
Soak the seeds. Soaking the seeds initiates germination. By the end of the process, the seeds will have sprouted small roots.
– Soak the rinsed seeds in room temperature water for about 10 hours, or overnight and close it with a lid
– Repeat soaking for three times by replacing fresh water
– By the end of the last soak, the seeds should have sprouted roots. This means they are ready to plant.
- Take a shallow and wide planter; you can use tray, container or a plastic jar for this and add soil with1:4 compost in it. Spread those pre germinated seeds over it and add one thinner layer of soil over it.
- Water the tray lightly; making sure each seed gets a sprinkle.
- Cover the tray with a few moistened sheets of newspaper to protect the seedlings.
- Water the tray thoroughly in the morning so that the soil is wet, but not completely waterlogged.
- Spray the seedlings and newspaper, too, so it keeps them wet.
- Remove newspaper after 4th day of planting to prevent the seeds from sprouting under it.
- Continue watering the sprouted grass once a day.
- the Keep the grass in partial sunlight. Direct sun will damage the grass, so make sure it is always in a shady place in your home.
- Wait for the wheatgrass to “split.” Once the shoots are mature, a second blade of grass will begin growing out of the first shoot at 6 inch. This is called “splitting” and means that the grass is ready for harvesting.
- Harvest after 9 or 10 days of growth.
- Cut the wheatgrass above the root. Keep watering the wheatgrass to produce a second crop. Harvest that crop once it’s mature.
- Sometimes a third crop comes up, but it’s usually not as tender and sweet as the first one. Empty the seed tray and prepare it for another batch of seedlings.