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Melrose Clean Green Organic Barleygrass 200g

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200g powder

Overview

Clean Green Organic Barley Grass powder and tablets are wholesome green foods made from the powdered dehydrated leaves of organically grown young barley plants (Hordeum vulgare).

Clean Green Barley grass powder is an excellent provider of green vegetable nutrition. It is a rich source of dietary fibre for good colon health and regularity. It is one of the few natural sources of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.

The bright green colour reflects the abundance of chlorophyll, a source of magnesium. Chlorophyll is sensitive to light - our answer is to use light opaque containers to prevent photon oxidation.

Not all barley grass leaves are harvested at their nutritional peak. Since 1935 scientists have known that the highest concentrations of nutrients are present for just a few critical days. By the time the young sprout reaches its nutritional peak it is between 6 and 8 inches tall. It then forms a joint that goes on to form the stalk of the grain.

At harvest, only the top 10 centimetres of the grass are harvested because this section has the richest content of nutrients. Harvest occurs just prior to jointing. Once jointing occurs, the nutritional level in the leaves begins to drop as the shoot's nutrients are used in the growth and development of the head of the grain. After low temperature warm air drying, the grass is powdered in a special air mill at room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of taking Barley Grass?

Barley grass powder is a concentrated source of vegetable greens, essential to life. Chlorophyll, for natural cleansing of the blood and support to the immune system, and Beta Carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A, are present in highly significant quantities. Barley Grass powder is an alkaline food. Alkaline foods keep the body from losing bone calcium.

Barley grass contains significant levels of anti-oxidants. We have known of the presence of the antioxidant superoxide dis-mutase, but the presence of Vitamin E Succinate an analogue of alpha-tocopherol, and an even more powerful anti-oxidant,' 2'-O-glycosyl isovitexin, which is an isoflavonoid have been reported. Although isoflaonoids are potential therapeutic 'anti-estrogens', they have significant antioxidant value as well.

Barley grass is a valuable source of folates and folic acid, an essential B Vitamin, to help prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida.

Barley grass contains significant levels of Omega-3 alpha linolenic fatty acid. About 70% of the fat present in Wheat grass is Omega-3. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid necessary for brain development and visual acuity.

What is the difference between Barley Grass and Wheat grass?

In general, the composition of the cereal grasses is the same. Barley and wheat grown in the same field will have the same analysis.

I have a wheat and gluten intolerance can I still take it?

Contrary to popular opinion, Clean Green Barley Grass does not contain gluten. This means they are safe for those who have gluten allergies.

Dosage

1 Teaspoon in juice or water (or 6 tablets) daily.

Product Sizes

Available in:

  • Powder: 125 gram and 200 gram containers
  • Tablets (500mg): 100 tablets and 200 tablets (500mg) - in stock soon

Nutritional Information

per 100gm
Energy 1600kj
Protein 27g
Fat - Total 8g
Omega-3 ALA 6.5g
Saturated 0.6g
Carbohydrate 53g
Chlorophyll 920mg
Beta Carotene 590mg
Folates 1400mcg
Ash (Alkaline) 10.5g
Phosphorus 290mg
Calcium 700mg
Magnesium 150mg
Sulphur 250mg
Manganese 2mg
Iron 15mg
Zinc 3mg
Potassium 3700mg
Sodium 360mg

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