How Do You Juice Wheatgrass?

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Roll wheatgrass into a bundle and insert it into a juicer. Typically, wheatgrass juicing is more effective and efficient when the wheatgrass is rolled in a leafy green such as spinach and then followed by a juicy fruit such as pineapple.

Juice wheatgrass without a juicer by chopping it and adding it to a mortar and pestle. Grind the wheatgrass, and gradually add water to make a paste. Strain it through cheesecloth to capture the juice. Return the wheatgrass to the mortar and pestle and continue grinding, adding water and straining until the leaves turn white.

Wheatgrass is a young grass that belongs to the wheat family. It contains many nutrients, including chlorophyll, calcium, amino acids, vitamin C, iron, vitamin A, magnesium and vitamin E. Wheatgrass is widely believed to have a variety of health benefits with claims that it treats everything from constipation and skin conditions to diabetes or cancer. Although proponents believe in the benefits, there are no significant scientific studies to prove these claims. More research is needed to evaluate the benefits of taking wheatgrass. Additionally, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and anyone with an allergy or intolerance for wheat or grass should consult a physician before juicing or consuming wheatgrass.