Absolute Red Wheatgrass is wholesome green food made from freeze dried leaves of organically grown young wheat plants.
Absolute Red Wheatgrass is an excellent source of green vegetable nutrition which is rich in dietary fibre being good for colon health and regularity. It is one of the few natural sources of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
The bright green colour of Absolute Red Wheatgrass reflect the abundance of chlorophyll as well as its natural source of magnesium. As chlorophyll is sensitive to light, opaque containers have been used to prevent oxidation.
Not all Wheatgrass leaves are harvested at their nutritional peak. Since 1935 scientists have known that the highest concentrations of nutrients are present for just a few critical days. By the time the young sprout reaches its nutritional peak it is between 6 and 8 inches tall. It then forms a joint that goes on to form the stalk of the grain.
At harvest, only the top 10 centimetres of the grass are harvested because this section has the richest content of nutrients. Harvest occurs just prior to jointing. Once jointing occurs, the nutritional level in the leaves begins to drop as the shoot’s nutrients are used in the growth and development of the head of the grain. Once harvested, the grass is then powdered in a special air mill at room temperature.
These processess reflect the time and effort being invested in the product to make Absolute Red Wheatgrass the best on the market today.