What is cereal grass?
Cereal Grass is the young green plant which will grow to produce the cereal grain.
All cereal grasses, including the green leaves of wheat ,barley, rye, and oats are
nutritionally identical. These young grasses are, in their chemical and nutritional
composition, very different from the mature seed grains.
Several growth stages are required for the development of
nutritionally complete cereal grasses. Suitable soil, moisture,and temperature
conditions are essential for the young wheat plant to pass through these developmental
stages. The nutrients in the plant reach their peak values as they approach the
brief, but critical, jointing stage.
The nutrient profile of cereal grass is similar to those of the
most nutritious dark green leafy vegetables. The importance of green foods in the
diet is now being validated scientifically. Because dehydrated cereal compares
favorably with other greens with respect to both nutrients and cost, it is an excellent
and convenient source of green food nutrients.
Cereal Grass For
The cereal grasses(wheat grass, barley grass, rye
grass, oat grass) have been used as human food supplements since the 1930's.
Scientists originally studied these plants as sources of blood-building factors.
When, in 1931, it was observed that the nutritional level of milk fell when cows did not
consume young green leaves, systematic research began on the health benefits of cereal
As essential nutrients were isolated and identified, the cereal
grasses were found to be excellent sources of beta-carotene, vitamin K, folic acid,
calcium, iron, protein, and fiber, as well as good sources of of vitamin C and many
of the B vitamins. In addition, the cereal grasses were shown to contain
unidentified factors which provide a variety of health, growth,and fertility benefits to
animals and to humans.
Laboratory research on the health benefits of cereal grasses
increased over the past two decades in the United States and Japan. At the same
time, the use of wheat grass as an alternative therapy for chronic diseases became
popular. These two movements, together with the increased availability of suitably
prepared American-grown cereal grass, have been responsible for a renaissance in the use
of cereal grasses as human foods.
Chlorophyll and Blood Regeneration
There are many reasons why cereal grass and other dark green
plants can be considered "blood-building" foods. The vitamins and the
minerals in cereal grass are essential to the synthesis and function of the
components of healthy blood. But perhaps the most interesting connection between
green foods and blood is the similarity in the structures of the two colored pigments,
heme and chlorophyll. The biological relationship between these two molecules,
though studied for over 60 years, is still not completely clear. It does appear,
however, that small amounts of the digestive products of chlorophyll may stimulate the
synthesis of either heme or globin or both in animals and humans.
Chlorophyll as Therapy
Healing has been associated with the color green throughout
history. Prior to the widespread use of antibiotic drugs, the green pigment
chlorophyll was intensively investigated for its ability to heal and deodorize wounds of
the skin and of internal body surfaces. The effectiveness of chlorophyll in
wound healing is due to its ability to stimulate growth of new cells while limiting the
growth of bacteria. Chlorophyll therapy has no toxic side effects.
There is evidence which suggests that green foods may inhibit the
damage caused to cells by X-radiation. Foods highest in chlorophyll provide
the most protection.
The investigators in recent years have demonstrated that
chlorophyll and its derivatives reverse the mutagenic capacity of some
cancer-causing chemicals. Work in this area may provide future applications of a
therapeutic role for chlorophyll.
The Nutrients in Cereal Grass
Wheat grass,barley grass, and all the dark green vegetables
contain a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are
combined by nature with high quality vegetable protein and fibers, to provide naturally
potent foods. Green foods have been an essential part of the human diet for
thousands, perhaps millions, of years. Today, we are able to identify many of the
specific nutrients found in green foods,and the reasons why we can't do without them.
Even with all this information, we may only be beginning to understand why green
foods are so good for us.
|Wheat Grass Planting Information
No charge with order
Soil for growing Wheat grass Enough
to plant 10 (11"x22" trays)
Approx 20qts @ 2 qts per tray
Organic fish emulsion 16oz
Growing Tray 5 per set
commercial growing trays designed for maximum root growth:black plastic w/drain
holes: reusable (11"x 22"x 2")
Quality grown Weed Free Wheat Seed
7 lbs. packaged to grow 10 trays of wheat grass @ 10 oz per tray
Edible Cereal Grain
Soft Red Winter Wheat
Soft red is known as a pastry flour and cannot be used for making yeast bread.
It's excellent for making cakes, cookies, and pastries.
- Domestic wheat originated in
southwest Asia in what is now known as a the Fertile Crescent. The oldest archaeological
evidence for wheat cultivation comes from Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Armenia, and Iraq. Around
9000 years ago, wild einkorn wheat was harvested and domesticated in the first
archaeological signs of sedentary farming in the Fertile Crescent. Wild einkorn wheat
still grows in the Fertile Crescent.
- Around 8,000 years ago, a mutation
or hybridization occurred within emmer wheat, resulting in a plant with seeds that were
larger but could not sow themselves on the wind. While this plant could not have succeeded
in the wild, it produced more food for humans. In cultivated fields this plant outcompeted
plants with smaller, self-sowing seeds and become the primary ancestor of modern wheat
- Columbus packed wheat on his ships
on his second voyage to the New World.
- While wheat was grown in the United
States during the early colonial years, it was not until the late 19th century that wheat
cultivation flourished, owing to the importation of an especially hardy strain of wheat
known as Turkey red wheat. Russian immigrants who settled in Kansas brought Turkey red
wheat with them
RED WHEAT OUT OF STOCK AT THIS TIME
Turkey Red Wheat
| Children in Russia hand-picked the first seeds of this famous
winter wheat for Kansas. They belonged to Mennonite Colonies preparing to emigrate from
the steppes to the America prairies. A peace-loving sect, originally from Holland, the
Mennonites had gone to the Crimea from Prussia in 1790 when Catherine the Great offered
free lands, military exemption and religious freedom. They prospered until these
privileges were threatened in 1871. Three years later they emigrated to Kansas, where the
Santa Fe R.R. offered thousands of acres on good terms in McPherson, Harvey, Marion &
Reno counties, and where the legislature passed a bill which exempted religious objectors
from military service. Within a month after landing in New York the Mennonites planted the
red~gold grains their children had selected. The harvest was the first of the great crops
of hard Turkey Red and its derivatives that have made Kansas the Granary of the Nation.
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