Wheatgrass Blog

Website Redesign Completed

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Over 50% of our customers now access our site on a smart phone.  The new site is completely mobile friendly and will work on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

Please let us know if you spot any challenges by sending us a message here.  We have had a few issues that have been addressed.

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If you have ordered from us before, you need to create an account.  Our apologies for the inconvenience, not having this information uploaded was a design oversight and we are working to rectify it.

 

USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities of different foods and you can learn more about it here at Wikipedia ORAC.

In terms of wheatgrass juice, there is a study done with regards to Wheatgrass Juice ORAC Rating.

It is a wet weight reading and shows:
ORAC range of 3,990 – 4,820 per 100 grams

Correlation between the high antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables, and the positive impact of diets high in fruits and vegetables, is believed to play an important role in the free-radical theory of aging.  It was developed by the scientists at the National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, but this method is not approved by the National Institute of Heath.  The US Department of Agriculture lists a database of the ORAC value of common foods (no wheatgrass).

ORAC is one of those confusing numbers as a number of health food companies spin the numbers.  When comparing ORAC data, some evaluations will compare ORAC units per grams dry weight, others will evaluate ORAC units wet weight and still others will look at ORAC units/serving. Under each evaluation, different foods can appear to have higher ORAC values and most of these values have never been published in scientific literature.  To make it just a little more confusing, it is not known whether such values are accurate or how absorbable and functional these concentrated antioxidants are in the human body.

If the data was being spun for marketing purposes, it could be represented as dry weight which would show:
99,750 – 120,500 per 100 grams

For proper comparison purposes, you should use the range of 3,990 – 4820 per 100 grams.  Note that 100 grams represents about 3.4 fl. oz. of wheatgrass juice.

Thank You For 2014

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Hi everyone. Thanks for a great year. Just wanted everyone to know that the last delivery day this year is December 18th. It is a bit restrictive but experience has taught us that it is really difficult to ship at this time of year. As you know, we want to always give you the very best!

Shipping Box Recycling

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Our shipping boxes are type 6 and 100% recyclable when accepted by your local program. In Ontario, Canada, the City of Toronto and Peel Region accept type 6 and you can place your shipping box right in your blue bin for recycling. Your area may also offer this service so check if you can.

Two new studies debunk benefits of multivitamins

taking-vitaminsHere is a link to the latest story https://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/two-new-studies-debunk-benefits-of-multivitamins

Food really is the only way to go in the pursuit of nutrition and vibrant health. We’ve known that supplementation doesn’t work for 20 years now, ever since the Physicians Health Studies I and II (https://phs.bwh.harvard.edu/phs1.htm) but 40% of people still use them.

2013 Christmas Delivery Schedule

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Holiday Delivery Schedule – our ability to deliver is limited by the holidays so get your order in sooner rather than later! For both the U.S. and Canada, the last delivery day of the year is Dec 19th resuming January 7th. Farm pickups will still be available during the holidays.

Oat Grass Juice Available

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Oat grass juice exclusively available at the farm. Widely available as powder but never as living, unpasteurized juice. Oat grass juice has a sweeter taste and a similar nutritional profile to wheatgrass juice. Tell us…are you interested…are their other things you would like to see us do.