Wheatgrass is packed with beta carotene, B vitamins, as well as vitamin C, E, H and K, is said to contain 90 different minerals and 19 amino acids and plant enzymes. It apparently provides more iron than spinach and more protein than meat, fish, eggs, beans or dairy produce. It also has a high content of Chlorophyll. It is also said to provide protection from radiation.
It is said to increase the production of hemoglobin and that it contains chemicals that might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, as well as a chemical that seems to kill bacterial infections.
Wheat grass also contains Amygdalin/Laetrile. There is a detoxification therapy which involves consuming a wheat-grass drink several times each day.
Eat it fresh for the best results. The life span of the wheatgrass juice is less than three hours so it has to be cut from growing plants, juiced and consumed fresh. However it seems it is better to grow it outdoors in its natural climate as it has much higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll than tray-grown grass due to vast differences in the growth process. Disease fighting dose: 10g twice a day.