Supergreens like wheatgrass and barley grass are often seen as are great way of getting a quick fix of all the benefits we know are present in dark green, leafy vegetables. But what are the health benefits and how do you know if a product is right for you?

 

Wheatgrass vs Barleygrass

 

Similarities Between Barley Grass and Wheat Grass

  • Both wheat grass and barley grass provide a source of chlorophyll, the green, magnesium-rich pigment found in plants.
  • Barley grass and wheat grass contain a wide range of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals antioxidants and amino acids.
  • Both wheat grass and barley grass contain the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
  • Both wheat grass and barley grass provide vitamins A, C, E, K and folate.
  • Barley grass and wheat grass are a source of the antioxidant, superoxide dis-mutase.

 

Differences Between Barley Grass and Wheat Grass

  • Barley grass contains a slightly higher protein percentage than wheat grass.
  • Barley grass is considered to have a more mild taste than wheat grass, which is quite bitter.
  • Barley grass is from the young shoots of the barley plant while wheat grass is from the young shoots of the wheat plant.

 

Benefits Of Wheatgrass

Although wheatgrass is made from wheat, it is gluten free, safe for those with coeliac disease, and it is similar to eating dark green vegetables.  Wheatgrass is low calorie and packed full of nutrients, making it a high density, nutrient rich food.  It contains many minerals, amino acids, B vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll.

Health claims related to wheatgrass include: helping blood flow, maintaining healthy colon and intestinal flora, aiding digestion, wound healing, eczema and sport injuries as well as general detoxification.

It is safe for babies, during pregnancy and while breast feeding.

 

Benefits Of Barleygrass

Barley grass is also a gluten free cereal grass. It is high in chlorophyll and is again similar to eating dark green leafy vegetables; however it has a higher nutritional density than wheatgrass.  It is said to be very high in protein, vitamin C and natural minerals such as iron and calcium.  It is neutralizing and nourishing for the body.

Barley grass is best known for its alkalizing abilities that balance the body’s pH levels.

Some lifestyle choices such as processed and refined foods, caffeinated drinks, alcohol, and cigarettes along with high stress levels can make our bodies more acidic.  In these cases taking barley grass may be favorable for re-regulating the body’s pH, as many diseases may be linked to high acidity within the body.

Health benefits thought to come from barley grass include beneficial effects on cholesterol, blood pressure and immune function.  It contains high levels of fiber which promotes natural digestion and good bowel health.

Barley grass is best consumed by juicing the grass sprouts, but it is also available in powder form.  It is easily digested and is great for those on restricted diets or with weakened digestive systems.

It is safe for babies, during pregnancy and while breast feeding.

 

Which One Should You Choose?

Wheatgrass Barley Grass
For those we are looking to maintain a healthy immune system or do detoxification For times in need of balancing, neutralizing acidity and nourishment to our body

 

Super Green Balance

 

You can also consume both Wheatgrass and Barley Grass and enjoy all their benefits. Our product called Organic Volcanic Triple Green is made of Organic Wheatgrass, Organic Barley Grass and Organic Ashitaba which are cultivated in nutrient rich volcanic soil.

 

 

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