The belief that there is no difference between indoor grown tray wheat grass and true field grown wheat grass that is grown through the winter outdoors is just one of many myths about wheat grass. When buying a greens product, it is important that the wheat grass is grown in nutrient-rich, certified-organic, glacial soil. The result is a very dark green vegetable with concentrated levels of chlorophyll (400% more than tray grown), enzymes, vitamins, mineral and other nutrients. It takes time for the plant to convert simple carbohydrates (sugars) into complex nutrients such as the amino acids that make up the perfect protein in wheat grass. The longer a plant is exposed to sunlight, the darker green it becomes. Wheat grass seeds need more than 200 days of bright sunlight and cold temperatures to build the highest nutritional levels. Something to think about before adding that ‘shot’ of wheat grass to your next smoothie.
Sheldon Lee, President of Kerux Developments, Inc.
Commercial Brand Partnerships on Behalf of Vios Nutrition, LLC.