Sprouting is like having a mini garden in your kitchen all year-round! And not only is it great to look at a mini-field of wheatgrass, there are so many other benefits to sprouting your own at home.
So what is wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is young sprouted wheat, about 1-2 weeks of age. Because it’s fibrous, it needs to be juiced or broken down in a smoothie, but the nutritional benefits of a shot of wheatgrass are said to be the equivalent of a kilo of fresh leafy greens. Wheatgrass is 70% chlorophyll, which increases the body’s production of red blood cells. It’s also said to aid in the digestion and metabolising of nutrients, as well as being a natural cleanser. There are a whole host of benefits to adding wheatgrass to your daily regimen, and here’s the best way to do it – sprouting it yourself.
Here’s why you should be sprouting at home:
- You don’t need a lot of space, and the wheatgrass is simple to look after and maintain.
- The wheatgrass that you grow in your kitchen will have the shortest journey from living to juice, so nutrients are kept as dense as possible.
- It’s easy to create a system of sprouting so that you’re never out of fresh wheatgrass.
- It’s affordable – once you have your trays and set-up kit, all you need to do is replenish the seeds once you’ve harvested the grass.
- It’s quick – after you start, you’ll be harvesting wheatgrass between 1-2 weeks.