Wheatgrass is a member of the Poaceae family, also known as the “true” grasses. The grain occurs naturally in Europe and North America, and is also sprouted from seed. Despite its name, wheatgrass does not contain the gluten protein responsible for triggering the inflammatory response seen in celiac disease and similar conditions. In another contrast with other grains, wheatgrass contains a significant amount of protein, as well as fiber, minerals and vitamins A, B6, C, E and K.
Wheat Grass Powder, 1/4 lb
Wheatgrass is sprouted from the seed, technically called cotyledon, of the common wheat field plant but lacks gluten protein. Wheatgrass is consumed as a dietary supplement because it is highly nutritious. Compared to other greens, wheatgrass contains more protein, vitamin E and phosphorus that either broccoli or spinach. The powdered herb is often encapsulated, or added in small amounts to smoothies, soups and other foods.