Barley grass, the green shoots of the barley plant, was historically reported to be the only vegetation on earth that can supply sole nutritional support from birth to old age. Barley grass has an astounding amount of vitamins and minerals. Barely 12 to 14 inches tall when harvested, barley grass is packed with all the nutrients a human body needs, and has the added benefit of chlorophyll.
Some of the vitamins in barley grass are five B vitamins, including Vitamin B12. It also contains folic acid, panthothenic acid, B1, B2, B6, beta carotene, and C and E. And recent laboratory analysis on green barley grass has turned up traces of more than 70 minerals, among them calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Barley grass also contains 18 amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Because the proteins in barley grass are polypeptides, or smaller proteins, they can be directly absorbed by the blood.
Green barley leaves are also packed with enzymes, which are the body’s spark plugs. Most people do not get the enzymes they need, because cooking foods destroys enzymes.
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Cautions: We don't know of any.
Uses: Like many other bulk herbs, we add it to many food recipes (salads, meat dishes, soups, stews, etc.) in small amounts for added nutrition and fiber without affecting the flavor. It can be used to benefit men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing) and children. It can be used as often as you would like.
Barley Grass Green Power Smoothie
1 frozen banana in chunks
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 1/2 cups plain, whole fat kefir
1 Tbs raw honey OR maple syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp chia seeds
3 Tbs unsalted natural almond butter
2 Tbs aloe vera juice
2 Tbs flaxseed oil
2 tsp barley grass powder
Add all ingredients to high quality blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.
Storage: The nutrients in Barley grass powder are very sensitive to air and light exposure. It should be kept in an airtight container and stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. It is recommended to store all food based items in the freezer for one week upon receipt.
I have used barley grass for over 15 years and the product sold here is priced well and works just great. It just makes me feel so much better. If I forget to take a day or two notice right away, would never have believed something so simple would make such a difference. I mix with cranberry juice every day.