Wheatgrass Juice vs. Spirulina: Battle of the Superfood Titans!

When it comes to natural drinks, wheatgrass juice and spirulina juice have substantial benefits for health-conscious individuals. Both are widely celebrated and have earned the classification of “superfoods” for their ability to benefit the human body in many ways. However, are these two titans of the health world created equal? Is one better for you than the other? Which would triumph when we examine their strengths in detail?

Often referred to as an herb, spirulina is a blue-green algae found in freshwater rivers, ponds, and lakes. Spectacularly rich with nutrients, it boasts high levels of phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium. Spirulina also contains protein and B vitamins as well as vitamins E, K1 and K2.

It contains antioxidants, which are your body’s first line of defense against free radicals, and its Gamma-linolenic acid content allows it to act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Spirulina’s high concentration of chlorophyll found may also provide a natural way for your body to detoxify itself. The Haelan Centre includes spirulina among its recommended remedies for Premenstrual Syndrome, if you’d like to check out related dietary strategies.

In contrast to its aquatic counterpart, wheatgrass juice is ultimately a product of the soil. It goes by the name of Triticum aestivum, also colloquially known as the young grass of the wheat plant. It can be found in temperate regions throughout the United States and Europe; it can be grown indoors or outdoors. Hardly a slouch itself, wheatgrass juice possesses seriously positive qualities. It boasts vitamins A, C, E, and B complex (including B12); it also contains magnesium, selenium, cobalt, zinc, germanium, sulfur, calcium, iron and amino acids.

Wheatgrass juice contains notable amounts of chlorophyll, and even has been touted as an aid against indigestion. This study reports that it increases the oxygen content in blood, which provides an excellent aid in stimulating circulation. We’d love to see more in-depth research done on sueprfoods like this.

In some quarters, wheatgrass juice is even claimed to help alleviate certain conditions. Frankly, we think something is worth drinking just to solve bad breath. In all cases, use your best judgment and remember that exercising daily and eating a healthy diet remains the best way to lose weight and improve your overall health.

Wheatgrass and spirulina are both heavy hitters when it comes to health benefits, they’re terrific for you in liquid form, and make they excellent additions to smoothies. What’s our recommendation? Why pit two “superfood” titans against each other at all when they both contain so many nutrients?

Alternate between them or make each a regular part of your daily regimen! Try them both and discover your preferences between the two if you can’t incorporate both into your daily diet. Do you have a preference for either of them? Do you use both together? Let us know today at Dynamic Greens!

Field Grown Wheatgrass vs Greenhouse Grown Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass Outdoor vs Indoor

Customer Question

I am super curious as to why your juice tastes and smells so different to home or greenhouse grown wheatgrass juice. I’ve grown my own juice for a while and just purchased my first batch of your juice and was shocked at how different it tastes. It’s a milder and more “salad like” taste. A good thing, but makes me wonder what the difference is. Do you know for certain that the juice you produce is more nutrient dense than normal homegrown wheatgrass?

The Answer

The two major tastes of bitterness and sweetness are not present in the natural wheatgrass plant and therefore, are not found in our juice. These tastes are not natural, they are created by growing wheatgrass in an artificial environment. Let’s explore these:


This is caused by mold growing with the plant. Having mold is virtually 100% guaranteed in the greenhouse. It’s presence has nothing to do with whether or not someone is a conscientious grower. Mold spores cover ever square inch of the planet. The question is simply whether or not you create an environment conducive to mold growth. The greenhouse does and it simply isn’t controllable although it can be reduced with good management. Mold is strange stuff. It’s presence can range from virtually non-existent to terribly overgrown. Types can be blue-green, white whispy, brown or black. They can be highly poisonous or non-pathenogenic. What molds do is create a bitter taste and when present, they also releases poisons called mycotoxins. Mycotoxis are unusual in that an identical wheatgrass drink can have a serious negative affect in some individuals and for others, the exact same juice won’t affect them at all.

Mold presence is easy to spot. It creates bitterness in taste, holding your nose due to a protesting orafactory sense (not specifically due to bad smell), dizziness after ingestion, instant splitting headache, nausea and with many over 4 fl oz of consumption may cause them to vomit. These things have frequently been incorrectly characterized as “detox” when in fact they are low grade food poisoning. Bitterness is not present in our juice because there are no detectable molds and of course, also no negative side-effects.


Sugar levels in juice are rated in Brix. Outdoor grown wheatgrass juice tests at 0 Brix (no sugar). Tray grown wheatgrass juice tests anywhere between 5 Brix and 20 Brix. 1 Brix equals approximately 1.5% sugar and wheatgrass juice grown in the greenhouse will normally have about 15% sugar. In the field, these simple sugars convert to complex carbohydrates and our juice is test as sugar free.

Exact Nutritional Differences

No one knows the exact differences between any products. What we have are certain markers (say Vitamin C) but it is a gross exageration for anyone to declare full knowledge based upon a few markers. What I have done is attach a picture of wheatgrass grown outdoors vs grown indoors. You will see that the plants look nothing alike. However, the plants in both photos are ours and they were grown with the same seed. The outdoor field grown photograph is from one of our fields, the indoor grown grass for a photo shoot we commissioned.

You just need to know that nutrition in the plant is formed when it responds to its external environment. In nature, when the wind blows, plants strengthen their root system. When it is cold, the roots release potassium into the plant. When precipitation is low, the nutrients become more densely packed. When it rains, the plants absorb water and in the case of wheatgrass, the juice sweetens. The differences are literally infinite!

When we look at the markets, most nutrients run 10% – 20% higher while others can be as high as 50% higher or more. Here is a link to the most complete greenhouse grass testing ever done https://goo.gl/KnLAkv and here is a link to our nutrition facts testing https://goo.gl/hpuFxI. In this case, the potassium level for indoor grasses is 42mg / oz. In our testing, the potassium was 162mg / oz or 285% higher. Iron indoors is 0.17 mg / oz. Iron outdoors is 0.3 mg / oz or 70% higher. Just a couple of examples, you can check out the rest on your own. Remember that testing is just a snapshot of a point in time. There will always be variations and you are simply looking for trends.

Even given this info, you don’t buy our wheatgrass juice because it has better nutritionals. There are tremendous benefits in tray grown wheatgrass too! You buy our juice because it has great quality, the price is awesome and most important, it is mold free which improves its taste and tolerance. Someone can’t benefit from wheatgrass juice if they can’t drink it!

How Do You Freeze Wheatgrass Juice


We start with 11,000 gallons (41,639 liters) of liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is stored at -321 Fahrenheit (-196 Celcius). The power of our freezing system is staggering and one of the most important factors in helping us achieve the juice quality we seek.

Drinking Wheatgrass Juice At The Farm

Wheatgrass Washing In Slow Motion

This 34 second slow-motion video is just 2 seconds of real-time. We wash and agitate the wheatgrass extremely well in sanitizing and safe ozonated water. Afterwards, the grass is rinsed with fresh well water at a rate of 22 gallons (83 litres) per minute.

Ellen In Adele’s Ear

Adele enjoys some wheatgrass in the most unconventional way in this comedy piece from the Ellen Degeneres show. Enjoy!

Question About Wheatgrass Delivery


How much extra is it to ship to Canada?

Nothing. Our prices never have extra charges. The prices you see are all inclusive and in the currency of the delivery country. We always includes everything required to get it to you overnight with no surprise extra shipping fees, duties or taxes. You can see our prices here:

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How does the wheatgrass juice stay frozen during the shipping process?

All shipments are delivered overnight, so they come quickly. The boxes are well insulated, have lots of ice and have 1.5 days of ship life in them. If it is delivered to your home and opened when you return from the office, everything will be well frozen.

Does the frozen wheatgrass have all of the same benefits as fresh wheatgrass never frozen?

Frozen wheatgrass is dramatically superior to the greenhouse grasses that you refer to as fresh. It is much more accurately described as being field grown wheatgrass vs greenhouse grown wheatgrass. We only field grow and our juice has 10% to 50% more nutrients (ie. iron is 10%, chlorophyll is 50%), no simple sugars (roughly 15% in the greenhouse) and no molds (all greenhouse grass have mold issues). This makes it more nutritious, sugar free and far better tasting and tolerated.

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Our house has no TV and the kids get very little screen time. We found that whatever was saved by parking the kids in front of a screen was paid for 2x over trying to end the activity.

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