Grass: Alfalfa

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The word “alfalfa” comes from the Arabic phrase, al-fac-facah, meaning “father of all foods.” It stands to reason, alfalfa is extremely nutritious. The extensive root system allows the plant to absorb a high level of nutrients from the soil. Alfalfa leaf contains essential vitamins including the entire spectrum of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. Alfalfa Leaf is a source of iron, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Alfalfa is a source of chlorophyll. Compared to other plants, alfalfa leaf is very high in protein and amino acids. Continue reading “Grass: Alfalfa”

Grasses: Oat Grass

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Oat grass is found in parts of Europe, specifically the Mediterranean regions. It can grow up to a meter and a half in height and commonly is identified by its yellow roots. Some mistake it for a wild oat, which is how it came to be called oat grass. Cows and horses love this stuff. People don’t exactly have the same digestive enzymes as horses and cows, so oat grass can be a difficult superfood to eat. This is why a low temp, dehydrated oat grass powder is more beneficial for human consumption. Continue reading “Grasses: Oat Grass”

Kamut: An Ancient Grain

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Before we discuss what Kamut is, lets chat a bit about wheatgrass. Wheatgrass is the green, growing plant that will eventually become a shaft of wheat, which will then produce seeds (grain and also the part of wheat that contains gluten), die, and be harvested. Those seeds are a major staple of the standard modern diet. But the grass part of the plant is another thing altogether. Continue reading “Kamut: An Ancient Grain”

Nutritional Grasses: Gluten? Grains?

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Nutritional grasses, commonly known as cereal grasses, are the young green sprouts that grow into cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oats, and alfalfa. The nutritional profiles of these grasses are similar to or better than many dark green vegetables, although the human gastrointestinal system cannot digest them by merely chewing and swallowing them. Instead, you must juice them with a special extractor or dry and pulverize them into fine powder before the nutrients are made available to your body.  Continue reading “Nutritional Grasses: Gluten? Grains?”