Barley Grass Powder

Barley Grass Powder

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Barley is a cereal grain that is made into flour or malt for making beer. The grains were once used as a unit of measurement, and shoe sizes still go by units of barleycorns in Great Britain today.

Powdered barley grass is high in Vitamin C, iron and minerals. Add it to smoothies, shakes, yogurt, soups and stews.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound4
originunited states
plant part usedleaf (grass)
why buy barley grass powder?Easy to encapsulate or add directly to foods.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaBright green, with a mild grass-like scent.


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culinaryAdd soups, stews, teas, cooked cereals, yogurt, dips, smoothies and breads.
wellnessBarley grass is a good source of fiber, protein, amino acids, beta carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin K and several B vitamins.
safetyAvoid if you have celiac disease. This herb contains vitamin K, so check with your doctor if you take blood-thinning medications.

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barley grass powder

Barley has a fresh, grassy and slightly nutty flavor.

culinary companions

Blends well with vegetable-based juices and broths.

what else you should know

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Barley grass must be harvested and processed while young because the nutrient content of the plant degrades as it matures. It is estimated that the young leaves and shoots consist of roughly 45% protein and delivers twice as much protein as wheat germ and several times more minerals than animal protein. The herb also contains up to 1,000 enzymes, including the antioxidant superoxide dismutase, or SOD.

In addition to being credited as the first cultivated cereal grain, barley grass also provided the raw material for the first powdered or dehydrated packaged food. With the approval of The Council of Foods of the American Medical Association in 1939, the product was known as cerophyl and served as a model for the practice of fortifying processed foods with vitamins and minerals, albeit some of them synthetic.

The powder is produced from an extraction of young leaf blades of the barley plant, harvested when they are 12-14 inches high. This juice is then dehydrated through a very special spray-drying process and ground into powder. It is very high in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and chlorophyll and is readily assimilated and digested.

Barley is a very hardy plant. It is a perennial which matures in about 3 months.

Background: Barley is an annual plant; its stout, simple stem (culm) is hollow and jointed and grows from 1 1/2 to 3 feet high. The narrow tapering leaves ascend the stem in 2 ranks the third leaf over the first and their bases form loose sheaths around the stem. The flowers grow in bristly-bearded terminal spikes, producing eventually the elliptic furrowed barley grains. The leaves of barley are broader than many other grasses, but more characteristic still is the "bearded" look of the spikes this being due to the long awns that grow from them. A field of ripe barley radiates a pale yellow light.

Rich in vitamins B and C and in beta carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium, chlorophyll, essential and non-essential amino acids,and enzymes including anti-oxidant enzymes and superoxide dismutase. Barley is considered a 'super food', high in nutrients. Barley was the first cereal crop to be cultivated. The Egyptians and Greeks considered barley to have been a gift of the Gods.  

Nutritive, tonifying and detoxifying. Nutrition Rich in vitamins B and C and in beta carotene, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium, chlorophyll, essential and non-essential amino acids,and enzymes including anti-oxidant enzymes, and superoxide dismutase. 

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.