Barley grass is the young green shoots of the barley plant and it has a very similar nutrient make up to wheatgrass, but there are a few small differences.
It has a slightly higher protein level than its super food friend and also barley grass has a bit subtler taste too.
Barley itself was one of the first cultivated grains and was used for many reasons (including nutrition, health and medicine) right throughout history in many different countries.
It has been grown as a summer crop in cooler areas of the world and cultivated as a winter crop in the warmer areas in countries like Australia, as it doesn’t like the cool winter temperatures.
Every part of the barley plant has been used one way or another for humans and animals for food, health and more, including grains, bread, beer, currency, symbols, drinks, porridge, flour and more.
Recently barley grass has been gathering momentum as one of the super foods that’s used in a variety of supplements (barley grass powder, capsules and tablets) and of course, barley grass shots.
So you definitely have a greater choice of how you can add barley grass into your daily nutrition plan these days.
And now you have another way you can add barley grass into your day, when you use Super Cubes.
Here’s a bit more information about the benefits of barley grass for you.
Why use barley grass?
Barley grass has a wide range of nutrients which include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and more.
It really is an all-rounder when it comes to the potential health benefits you can experience once you start adding this super food and others into your diet.
Here are some of the features and benefits of barley grass, there are plenty of others too.
- High in antioxidants
- Contains chlorophyll
- Natural detoxifier
- Immune system enhancer
- Alkalising effects
- Vitamins and minerals
- Nutrient dense
- Super food
- High in Beta Carotene
- May help improve sleep
High in antioxidants
Barley grass contains nutrients that give it its impressive antioxidant capabilities.
It has high levels of vitamins, mineral, beta carotene, chlorophyll and other nutrients that that help neutralise the effects of oxidation in your body.
Oxidative stress triggered by bad diet and environment may be reduced by consuming foods that are high in antioxidants.
Barley grass along with many other foods help with this process of reducing the damage that maybe caused by oxidative stress.
Vitamins and minerals
There are high amounts of vitamins and minerals found in barley grass compared to just straight barley (barley grass is sprouted barley).
Barley grass has potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, copper phosphorus, beta carotene, zinc and more present in its nutritional make up.
With five times the amount of iron that’s present in spinach and seven times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges and more, you know you have a quality, jam packed super food to use.
Alkalising effects for foods sometimes takes a back seat as a potential benefit.
Many people don’t realise that through diet and also in their environment that your body is constantly fighting to stay balanced between acidity and alkali.
By adding barley grass and also the other super foods into your diet you can improve your body’s natural alkali level and help keep the acid-alkali ratio balanced in the body before it leads to any potential health problems.
What’s the nutritional value of barley grass?
As we said above, barley grass is a very nutrient dense food and as you will see below it certainly has a lot in it.
These values are estimated for 2 grams of barley grass.
Vitamin B2 0.5mg
Vitamin C 3.82mg
Why we use barley grass in some of our formulas
Barley grass sits on top of super foods pile with a few others (in regards to nutrients) looking down on all of the other foods.
And this is just one of the reasons why we use barley grass in some of our formulas.
Another important reason is the taste of barley grass.
If you have ever had a barley grass shot by itself, you will know what we are talking about in relation to taste!
It’s so much better to have barley grass mixed in with other ingredients as barley grass sits at the bottom of the table (wooden spoon) as a preferred beverage.
We have the ideal solution for you in regards to taste while not sacrificing health benefits, the solution for you is Super Cubes super greens smoothie.
Easy to make frozen smoothies that taste great, what more could you want?