Wheatgrass Wholesale Accounts

Wholesale
Accounts
We welcome all trade enquiries and strongly believe
that customer service is of paramount importance, both for retail and wholesale
trade. We offer special pricing to juice bars, gyms, health food stores, health
clubs, sports centers, and other businesses that can establish proof of doing
business, order on a regular basis, and meet minimum order requirements. Email
us for details
For further details on the services we provide for wholesalers
and distributors, please email : trade@browfarm.co.uk Alternatively, please fill
in your details below and an account manager will contact.


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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).


Questions
& Answers About Wheatgrass

What
is wheatgrass?

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.

What
is chlorophyll?

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.

What’s
in wheatgrass and how does it work?

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 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.

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 wheatgrass seeds are small oval shaped and brown
in colour. They can be purchased from health food shops.

Step
1.
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.

Step
2.
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.

Step
3.
Cover the seeds with a second tray – this will protect the germinating
seeds from drying out. Leave for two days or till shoots lift tray 10mm.

Step
4.
Remove the covering tray and place in good daylight but not in direct bright
sun.

Step 5. 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 it.

 

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What
is Vitamin A?

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 C?

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 E?

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
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