What is wheatgrass? What is chlorophyll? What’s in wheatgrass & how does it work? How to grow it?
We have been contacted by Trading Standards who have then told us that some parts of our site infer that the use of wheatgrass could cure cancer! We at Brow Farm would like to state that we in no way sell wheatgrass as a cure for or as part of a cure for cancer or any other illness or disease. What we will say and stand by is that taking wheatgrass is a good way of taking in many of the vitamins your body needs to stay healthy.
Wheatgrass Range comprises of:
| FRESH WHEATGRASS | GROWING KITS | JUICING SEEDS | GROWING COMPOST & TRAYS | JUICERS |
WHEATGRASS GROWING KITS
| MKI Starter Wheatgrass Kit |
| MKII Starter Wheatgrass Kit with The Brow Farm Easy Health Compact Manual Juicer |
| MKIII Starter Wheatgrass Kit with The Brow Farm Easy Health Live Enzyme Juicer |
The miracle of wheatgrass starts with a small seed of wheat. Our wheatgrass seeds are grown by us without the use chemicals. The kits below consist of Brow Farms own grown wheatgrass seeds, To save you digging in the garden we've added an Organic Growing Mix to the kits. This mix was developed by us to meet the needs of tray grown wheatgrass. Its a blend of compost that we have tried and tested in thousands of trays of wheatgrass. You also get 5 sturdy plastic growing trays. These are commercial grade trays that can be used over and over again.
Your wheatgrass will take between twelve to sixteen days to grow and can be grown in or outside your home depending on the time of year and whether conditions. Our starter kits will get you well on your way to enjoying the many health benefits of growing and using wheatgrass has part of your daily diet.
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Wheatgrass has one of the highest concentrations of nutrients and is the fastest and easiest grass to grow. The best to way to absorb its goodness is by extracting the juice then drinking.
Chlorophyll is the pigment found in the grass, and means ‘leaf green’. This is what gives all green plants both their characteristic colour and their ability to create energy from sunlight, without this exposure, plants are unable to manufacture chlorophyll.
Wheatgrass works by filling nutritional gaps in the diet and cleansing the blood. It is high in vitamins A, C and E, containing the same amount of vitamin C as an orange. It is also an excellent source of essential B vitamins, which are necessary for normal brain and body development.
Wheatgrass juice also contains many essential minerals : calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, sodium, necessary for healthy bones, teeth, hair and skin.
Wheatgrass juice contains natural enzymes, which help the bodies defense mechanism by strengthening cells and removing poisons from the blood stream. It helps eliminate toxins accumulated from eating processed food, breathing polluted air and drinking impure water.
Wheatgrass also has dilating effect on the blood vessels allowing blood to flow more easily. This improved circulation means valuable nutrients can be distributed more efficiently throughout the body. It also has an effect on red blood cells, whereby it increases the iron content in the blood.
How to grow it?
Wheatgrass is easy to grow at home. The seeds, or wheatgrass seeds are small oval shaped and brownish yellow in colour. They can be purchased from Brow Farm by ordering here on the site.
Step 1. Place soil, preferably peat moss in plastic trays. Lay the soil in trays a couple of inches deep and firm.
Step 2. Soak one cup of seed for 24 hours then rinse. One cup of the seeds will be sufficient for a 25 x 35cm tray. Spread the seeds out so that they touch each other and cover the soil. Water so the soil becomes damp.
Step 3. Cover the seeds with a second tray – this will protect the germinating seeds and keep them damp. Leave for four days.
Step 4. Remove the tray and take outside in the sun. The grass should be a little over 2cm high.
Step 5. Harvest when 20cm tall. This takes 5 – 10 days. Cut the grass nearest to the root. The grass will keep unwashed for up to 7 days.
can be prepared either manually or using a juicer. The best type of juicer to
use is one that uses a squeezing action. Wheatgrass should always be washed just
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EASY IS IT TO GROW?
With a little effort in tending your crop, you can grow trays of wheatgrass very easily. It is one of those habits that's easy, once you know how, and you've experimented a few times! Traditionally, wheatgrass, like any plant, is best grown in soil. Growing instructions are included with the kits, which provide the ingredients for a minimum of 4 trays.
ARE WE REALLY SO UNHEALTHY?
In real terms we are living longer than any other time in human history. We eat when ever we like and as much as we want. This is a great achievement for our society. But in order to do this we have over looked the main reasons we eat food. It is for it's nutrisnal values. If it tastes good then so much the better for it.
Our ancestors lived off the land, if fruit was ripe then they picked and eat it. When it could be stored it was stored fresh and uncooked, so keeping a great many vitamins and minerals. When they got the chance of meat they were glad of it and often it was eaten uncooked. Or only cooked on the out side. When meat was stored it was dried or smoked, this all retained a greater number of vitamins. Our ancestors lived like this for thousands of years. From the day we walked upright and long before that time our bodies have been chancing to suit the environment around it. So over this time our bodies have adapted to digest the food we eat.
today two of the most salutary trends in modern nutrition are the malnutrition
of affluent society and mass dehydration - both lead to poor health. We are increasingly
dependent on refined foods, pre cooked and preperpered. We are subject to massive
media exposure of the high sugar drinks and fast food outlets. Our reliance on
high energy sugar drinks and stimulants, such as tea and coffee, combine to dehydrate
our systems still further. The results can include a reduction in the efficiency
of our immune systems, a lowering of reserves through the poor nutrient content
of our diet and the way our food is now prepared by us and for us. . .
IT'S NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM, HOWEVER . . .
An increase in the public's awareness of these issues has led to an enormous increase in the consumption of organic foods and a suspicion of GMO foods, I'm sorry to say that having been growing fresh fruit and vegetables for a living all my life and my father and grandfather before me. My views on organic food and GMO foods may fly in the face of what may peoples opinion's are. I do understand the ongoing call for adequate food labeling and increased use of water purification. Alongside the quantum leaps in our understanding of the importance of living foods and the factors that have led to the deterioration in the quality of our food. But I have to ask the questions of why we do many of these things.
A big problem with the so called healthy food groups is the reason they are going down these roots. As a farmer and grower I feel I'm as well qualified as anyone to give my point of view on the health and wealth of this country we live in.
We don't have to go back far in the history of our country to see how much it as changed. Despite all you may read and have been told we are far far better off than our grandparents. But this in its self as made new problems. Not just for us but for our country and in the end the world we live in. Has I said earlier our problems started thousands of years ago. From the first day a of our ancestor picked up a rock and used it as a tool.
Come the welcome proliferation of the juice bar, the complementary health clinic, and the local wholefood shop. An organic, freshly prepared juice in a gym or juice bar may cost £3 or more, but an increasing number of people are looking for ways to boost their intake of fresh organic nutrients and of pure water AT HOME. What is it about wheatgrass, that leads it to feature on the menus of fashionable juice bars, to help increasing numbers of people in their fight against cancer, to boost the immune system, and to be an important element in most detox programs?