We really connected with the raw food philosophy of 'body heal thyself' and believe that the best solutions come from the inside out rather than the outside in. Being keen observers over the years, we have watched people use wheatgrass juice for a wide variety of reasons and now, more than ever, believe that the nutrition in wheatgrass can help the body perform at an optimal level.
We started making our own wheatgrass juice over 35 years ago because there was no commercial source available. You soon understand that keeping the juice available on a continual basis is a 365 day a year job. Initially, we grew with seeds, soil and trays in a small greenhouse. The grass grew well, but we struggled with soil changes and the growth of molds which dramatically changed the nature of the juice. Over time, we learned that wheat grass must be grown outdoors and have been doing so for many years.
Wheatgrass juice is so difficult to make that even today, 35 years later, it is hardly commercially available. Even if you find it or try to grow it yourself, the quality is usually so poor that it makes it difficult to stick with it. We have solutions to these problems that work. Our interest in the juice has been unwavering over the years and so keen that we have custom designed equipment and re-invented processes. Today we produce outstanding wheatgrass juice and are pleased to make it available to you.
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With Indoor Grown Wheatgrass Juice
Your body is reacting to toxic substances commonly found in wheatgrass grown indoors and within greenhouse environments. It is well known to growers and kit sellers that wheatgrass grown in these closed systems quickly becomes contaminated with molds. In the book, "Wheatgrass - Nature's Finest Medicine" by Steve Meyerowitz, molds are discussed on pages 93-94, 98, 113, 115, 158-161, 163-173, 175-176, 197, 202, 210 and 217.
Scrubbing and washing the grass removes some of the contaminates, but in most cases, you are ingesting mycelial growth (slime mold); specifically the phytopathogens Rhizopus sp. and Pythium sp. Growers try to wash the molds off, use fungicides, use hydrogen peroxide or just try to cut above it. Unfortunately, none of these techniques is effective as it grows right into the grass and it remains tainted.
How To Spot Mold
This is a public service to those that choose to grow. Wheatgrass is not a staple of our diet today because molds sour too many user experiences. The problem with detecting molds is that they are very fine and you can't see them. Here is how to see them to help avoid negative experiences. Use your digital camera to take a picture of the lower portion of the plant and most importantly, force the flash on. The flash will light up the mold as shown in the example below:
Why Our Juice
Does Not Have Mold Issues
We grow in a natural environment in which mother nature in her infinite wisdom has processes which prevent the molds from taking hold. This is a combination of sun, air, lower density planting, frost cycles, winter and planned fallowing of the land.
Our juice isn't just better, it is in a league of its own. It always tastes light, a little sweet and is very well tolerated by both your taste buds and your body.
For the record, we did grow in a greenhouse at one time and switched to outdoor growth due to the same mold problems found in closed system growing operations today.
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