Nutrition value of Wheat Grass
Wheat Grass is the young grass shoots of the wheat berry. The Wheat Grass plant contains high concentrations of chlorophyll, active enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and other nutrients. Wheat Grass is one of the richest sources of vitamin A and vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, sulfur, zinc, cobalt, and protein.
How to grow Wheat Grass
The first step is selecting quality wheat berries. Ours are organically grown hard, red spring wheat berries.
Next soak one cup of wheat berries overnight (a minimum of 12 hours). The next day you should see some of the berries starting to sprout. Rinse well 4-5 times and let excess moisture drain.
Get 2 large Glad storage containers. Drill holes in the bottom of one.
Put about 2" of substrate in the bottom (I use an equal mix of sand and coconut coir). Water it well and allow it to drain. Layer the berries evenly on top. Don't worry about them overlapping. Keep in a dark place until they sprout.
In a few days the sprouts will be 1" tall.
At one week they will be 5-7" tall.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 12 November, 2006.