As one of the ‘original superfoods’, Barley grass Hordeum vulgare is renowned as a nutritionally dense supplement. Bursting with minerals, chlorophyll, and amino acids, it’s hardly surprising that it was favoured by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In fact, it is thought gladiators took Barley Grass for strength and stamina.
Barley Grass powder is made from the young green shoots that grow from the Barley plant before the plant produces the grain. Because it is not sourced from the Barley grain, the shoots or grass are naturally gluten free. Known as a potent superfood, Barley Grass is thought to be one of the originals, before ‘superfoods’ became mainstream.
Barley Grass powder is naturally alkalising, supporting the body’s healthy acid/alkaline balance. This is mainly due to the many minerals it contains. If we eat an imbalance of acid forming foods without an intake of alkalising foods, our bodies can struggle to maintain an optimal pH balance.
Its deep green hue means that Barley Grass has an abundance of chlorophyll, the green plant pigment responsible for photosynthesis. It is considered a natural internal deodorant and all-round body cleanser that supports the body's own detoxification processes.
Barley Grass contains essential amino acids making it a valuable source of protein that can help fill nutritional gaps in the diet. Barley Grass powder can be added to smoothies or in a glass of fruit or vegetable juice. Barley Grass supplements come in capsules too – a convenient option for those on the run.