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WHEATGRASS FRESH CUT IN BAGS.
Fresh wheatgrass is definitely the best way to
get the highest quality nutrients, chlorophyll, and enzymes
from wheatgrass. But many people carry this too far and think
that wheatgrass that is falling over and turning yellow is still
more nutritious than wheatgrass that has been harvested at the
optimal time and stored under refrigeration for upto a week
until it is juiced. At Brow Farm we have wheatgrass growing
at all times but when we make wheatgrass juice for ourselfs
we take the wheatgrass from a bag stored in the refrigerator.
Why? Well It is more convenient - and we know that the juice
is still intact within the cell walls until the wheatgrass is
put through the juicer to make the juice. Ann Wigmore, in her
classic book, The Wheatgrass Book, writes (page 73) that "cut
grass can be stored for up to seven days in plastic bags in
the refrigerator." Fresh cut wheatgrass, when properly grown
on composted soil, will hold its nutritional value quite well
under refrigeration. It is the juice itself that is very perishable.
Once the juice is pressed from the grass in a juicer, it will
begin to go bad within a half hour. If the juice cannot be consumed
immediately, it should be discarded.
Why We Grow in the Field.
At Brow Farm we grow salad greens and fresh wheatgrass.
We grow our produce in soil outside and in greenhouses under
lights in winter to top up the sun that young green shoots need
to grow. This creates conditions where contaminants do not flourish.
The plants don't sit in irrigation water; The reason we grow
in soil is there is a lot of competitive healthy bacterial operation
in the soil which does not allow for build up of any single
pathogenic form. Also the temperatures are lower growing with
soil. Our greens are grown outdoor giving far more goodness
for the plant to take up. Before harvest the greens are air
dried. They are cut just above the soil surface and then immediately
cooled to 37 degrees F. The greens are packed dry into plastic
display bags. The absence of surface moisture leads to increased
shelf life. Please do not group us with the distinctly different
hydroponic sprout industry which has had problems almost exclusively
with alfalfa (which we do not grow to sell at this time but
are doing tests to find new and safe clean methods so we can
offer it in time to our customers).
& Answers About Wheatgrass
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.
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.
in wheatgrass and how does it work?
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
also contains many essential minerals : calcium, magnesium,
potassium, iron, sodium, necessary for healthy bones, teeth,
hair and skin.
contains natural enzymes, which help the bodies defence 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.
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.
to grow it?
Wheatgrass is easy
to grow at home. The wheatgrass seeds are small oval shaped
and brown in colour. They can be purchased from health food
Place topsoil, preferably peat moss with added compost and naturl
plant feeds in plastic trays. Lay the soil in trays a couple
of inches deep.
Soak one cup of wheatgrass seeds for 24 hours then rinse. Now
sprout seeds for two days. One cup of the seeds will be sufficient
for a 25 x 35cm tray. Spread the seeds out so that they touch
each other. Water so the soil becomes damp.
Cover the seeds with a second tray – this will protect the germinating
seeds from drying out. Leave for two days or till shoots lift
Remove the covering tray and place in good daylight but not
in direct bright sun.
Harvest when 20cm tall. This takes 8-14 days. Cut the grass
nearest to the root. The grass will keep unwashed and dry in
the fridge for up to 7 days.
The above will
grow most wheatgrass seeds you can buy. If you use our wheatgrass
seed we will send you full details of the best way to grow our
seeds when you order from us.
The grass can be
prepared either manually or using a juicer. The best type of
juicer to use is one that uses a squeezing action. Speed is
not good for the juice. Nor is warming the juice by juicing
What is Vitamin
Vitamin A (retinol)
is only found in in certain animal tissues. Retinol can be toxic
in large doses. However, carotenoids (found in fruits and vegetables)
are converted in the body into vitamin A. Unlike retinol, carotenoids
can be consumed without fear of toxicity. The most widespread
and most active form of carotenoid is beta-carotene. return
to top Function Essential for good eyesight Enables tissue growth
and bone development Necessary for healthy mucous membranes
to protect against infection Essential for reproductive system
return to top Signs of deficiency Dry, scaly skin Poor vision
(especially at night times) Predisposition to infections (particularly
lungs, ailmentary canal
What is Vitamin
Vitamin C (otherwise
known as ascorbic acid) is one of the most important nutrients
in human health. First identified as a cure for scurvy, it is
now acknowledged that vitamin C plays a significant role in
the prevention and treatment of many ailments and health problems
including cancer, AIDS, asthma and other chronic illnesses.
return to top Function Helps the body cope with physiological
and psychological stress Assists in the production of red blood
cells and haemaglobin Improves absorption of iron from foods
Essential for healthy immune system Reduces risk of serious
diseases return to top Signs of deficiency Increased risk of
infections Swollen glands Inflamed
What is Vitamin
Vitamin E (otherwise
known as 'tocopherol' meaning 'substance that brings forth childbirth'
in Greek ) is a fat-soluble vitamin which was identified when
it was discovered that vegetable oils could help prevent birth
abnormalities. Vitamin E is commonly used in many foodstuffs
to help preserve them from oxidisation. It comprises of two
types of compounds: tocopherols (alpha, beta, gamma and delta)
and tocotrienols. The most widely available form of vitamin
E is alpha-tocopherol. return to top Function Antioxidant which
protects fatty acids and vitamin A from being oxidized. Anti-blood
clotting agent Promotes healthy red blood cell development return
to top Signs of deficiency Ruptured blood cells Abnormal fat
deposits in muscles Poor absorption and metabolism of fats Peripheral
neuropathy - pain in legs while walking return to top Research
Vitamin E & Tardive Dyskinesia BACKGROUND: This study was designed
to determine if vitamin E is effective in reducing the severity
of abnormal movements in patients with tardive dyskinesia (TD).
METHOD: Thirty-five patients completed a double-blind placebo-controlled
parallel-group study of vitamin E. Seventeen of the patients
were randomly assigned to receive 800 IU b.i.d. of vitamin E
and 18 were assigned to placebo for 2 months. Twenty-nine patients
had a diagnosis of schizophrenia and 6 of mood disorder. Patients
were assessed using modified versions of the Abnormal Involuntary
Movement Scale (mAIMS), Simpson-Angus Scale for extrapyramidal
side effects, and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale. Additionally,
a subgroup of 23 patients were assessed using instrumental measurements
of dyskinesia. RESULTS: There was a significant reduction of
dyskinesia in the vitamin E group, but not the placebo group,
on both the mAIMS and the instrumental assessments. The overall
reduction in mAIMS in the active group was 24%, with 5 (29%)
of 17 patients demonstrating greater than 33% reduction in score.
There was a greater reduction in mean mAIMS score (35%) with
vitamin E in the subgroup of patients with TD for 5 years or
less compared with the reduction (11%) in patients with TD for
greater than 5 years. Lohr JB; Caligiuri MP. A double-blind
placebo-controlled study of vitamin E treatment of tardive dyskinesia.
J Clin Psychiatry (UNITED STATES) Apr 1996, 57 (4) p167-73,
San Diego VA Medical Center, USA. ums and loosening of teeth
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