The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Wheatgrass: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

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Atlantic Publishing Company, Nov 30, 2010 - Cooking - 336 pages

Wheatgrass, that simple green plant you see growing above the counter in your favorite smoothie shops, is one of the most versatile, intrinsically useful vegetable matters available to you. It can be blended into almost anything, grows in any temperate or warm climate, and is chock full of so many vitamins and fiber that it can take the place of up to two or three servings of vegetables every day if used properly. More and more people are taking advantage of this highly useful plant and growing it themselves, but for many, the lack of instruction and direction can lead to frustration and confusion over how the plant is supposed to be grown and what it needs to thrive.

This book guides you through the process of not only growing, but successfully cultivating wheatgrass for your own personal use in nearly any endeavor, from selling at local farmers markets to mixing in with your home made smoothies. You will learn what wheatgrass does for you and your body; providing the necessary energy you need to lose weight and helping to fight illness by boosting your immune system. You will learn how to grow your own wheatgrass and how chlorophyll functions within wheatgrass, reducing environmental hazards, cleaning your blood with unique enzymes, improving liver function, and deodorizing the body.

The nutritional benefits of wheatgrass are outlined in detail for anyone who wants to benefit from them, including the vitamin contents, and comparisons to other super foods. The minerals, amino acids, cancer fighting aspects, and weight loss potential of wheat grass are outlined in detail for you alongside instructions on how to grow and juice your own wheatgrass regardless of where you live. Top wheatgrass growers and experts have been interviewed and have provided their take on how you can start using it to cleanse your body and increase your nutritional intake every day. For anyone who has ever considered wheat grass's super food potential for their greenhouse or garden, this guide is everything you need.

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Anyone who is looking to make a substantial change in their diet and lifestyle will benefit from reading this book. Not only does it offer valuable information regarding the how-to of growing wheatgrass and exploring the business of selling wheatgrass, it gives a very thorough explanation of why wheatgrass is so beneficial. It explores the nutritional composition of wheatgrass in language that is easy for the layperson to understand. It explores a variety of conditions that may benefit from wheatgrass therapy and provides an assortment of recipes for juices and home remedies including creams and shampoos. This book offers several options for growing and discusses the pros and cons of each. What I appreciated about this book was it acknowledged the other side of many arguments regarding wheatgrass in a fair way, thus empowering the reader to make an informed decision regarding this subject. I also enjoyed getting a solid foundation on the various nutrients in wheatgrass and why they are important. I work in a health food store and am often asked about wheatgrass and other super foods. Reading this book helped me gain insight into the many benefits of whole foods and supplements which I will be now better able to pass on to my customers. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to educate themselves regarding whole foods and wheatgrass.  


The Composition of Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass and Your Health
Wheatgrass as a Natural Energizer
What to Know Before You Grow
The Cultivation Process
Consuming Wheatgrass
Wheatgrass Children and Pets
Wheatgrass and Its Super
Growing Wheatgrass
The Business of Growing and Selling Wheatgrass
Moving Beyond Home

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Though born in the United States, Loraine R. D√©graff considers herself ‚eoeinternational‚e due to her military family background. Her father‚e(tm)s assignments led the family through the states and overseas. She is a Duke University graduate and a recipient of a master‚e(tm)s degree in graphic design from Pratt Institute. Pursuing a childhood dream of a writing career earned her an advanced diploma from the Institute of Children‚e(tm)s Literature in West Redding, Connecticut. D√©graff currently lives in New York with her husband and five children, regularly augmenting her writing portfolio, which consists of several musical dramas, business and travel guides, children‚e(tm)s stories, poems, and numerous articles. Based on her interest in the human body and its ability to heal itself, D√©graff turned her writing focus to the area of alternative health. Her knowledge in this area, obtained through extensive research and hands-on experience growing and preparing organic herbs and produce beneficial to the body, laid a foundation for the writing of The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Wheatgrass. D√©graff believes individuals can make better decisions for their personal health if they are better informed of the choices available to them. For more information about D√©graff and her work, visit

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