Barley grass: properties, uses and where to find it

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L'barley grass it is obtained thanks to a cold air pulverization process of the young shoots of the barley plant.


It can be consumed both in the form of beverage that of compress or capsules and gives many benefits to the body, so much so that it is considered one of the most valid natural supplements of the latest generation.

Among its properties we mention those antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, antibacterial, anti-cholesterol and immunostimulating.

Let's find out more closely what lies behind this green gold.


 

Barley grass and its history

The discovery of the great nutritional value of barley grass it is due to a Japanese scientist, Yoshihide Hagiwara that starting from the 70s began to analyze the properties of more than 200 plants, to understand which from a nutritional point of view could be the most beneficial.

This special distillate of chlorophyll it is also known all over the world under the name of "Green magma", a powder obtained from tender leaves, grown in rich and fertile soils all over the world.

The properties of barley grass are amazing: in addition to the vital base represented by chlorophyll, it also contains double the calcium contained in milk, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B6, B12), vitamin E, vitamin K, biotin, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, amino acids and many enzymes.


 

Uses of barley grass

The dehydrated juice of this highly alkaline superdrink it is easy to obtain, just take a spoonful of this green powder and mix it with a nice glass of water; you can also use it for aenrich centrifuged, smoothies, juices or orange juice.


Barley grass juice has a fresh aroma, a delicate and slightly sweet taste, which does not bother. It is recommended to consume it on an empty stomach and a little before meals, so as to make nutrients completely available and facilitate their absorption. 

 

Where to find barley grass

Much consumed in the East, Japan and China in the first place, barley grass juice has become a famous antioxidant and anti-aging drink of many Hollywood stars, so much so that it is produced in specific areas of California and the United States. Cultivated all over the world, from New Zealand to Taiwan, it can also be purchased from producers and villages.


A 200 gram bag of barley grass powder costs around 20 to 40 euros. The best choice is that Biological, obtained from extraction and drying processes by nebulization: in this way a 100% pure powder is obtained, without other substances or additives, such as maltodextrin or rice.


NB: growing barley at home is not difficult, you just need to have seeds and a sprouter available.

 

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> How to eat sprouts: preparations and flavors

> Barley water, properties and benefits

 

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