What is the best way to consume wheatgrass in terms of maximum nutrient absorption? I’ve read several personal blogs with differing opinions on this and I’d love to get an expert opinion.
the best way to consume WheatGrass juice in my opinion is to juice the grass immediately after harvesting with a press-juicer. The Grass should be harvested upon its optimal harvest time (which is right before the second ‘shoot’ or second blade of grass starts to shoot from the original) – and immediately after being removed from its optimal growing conditions.
It is better to harvest the Grass completely at its harvest time and store in a container in refrigeration rather than partially harvest or let trays over-grow. We have also found it is better to harvest trays and package the Grass rather than refrigerate or transport live trays.
Upon juicing- it is always best to consume the juice immediately and ‘chew’ the juice~ which means to swish the juice around in the mouth to mix enzymes and absorb as much as you can in the mouth like you would in taking medicine or a tincture under the tongue.
For most people, it is more feasible to juice several days to a weeks worth at a time. They say there is one active enzyme in WheatGrass that will oxidize after 20 minutes… otherwise the shelf life of the juice varies with its nutrient density and bioenergy. It seems the core nutrition remains but enzymes will begin to break down over a couple days and the juice will begin to lose its sweetness. We have found growing WheatGrass the SuperCharge! way creates sweeter juice with optimal nutrient density that lasts longer. We find that diluting WheatGrass juice with water increases its shelf-life and potency. We recommend using our juice in 2 or 3 days but if taste is not a priority you can keep it longer. It may start to separate but can last weeks. It seems as the grass-juice will start to ferment rather than spoil when made from high quality nutrient-dense WheatGrass; which can taste kind of funky but offer other levels of nutrient value.