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What is wheatgrass?

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Wheatgrass is the young grass of the wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It's a natural source of vitamins and minerals (a few of which are antioxidants), including:

  • Vitamins A, E, C, K and B6
  • Calcium
  • Selenium
  • Magnesium
  • Iron

SOURCES:
Ben-Arye, E. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2002.
American Cancer Society: "Wheatgrass."
Marwaha, R. Indian Pediatrics, 2004.
Bar-Sela, G. Nutrition and Cancer, 2007.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Wheatgrass."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 1, 2020

SOURCES:
Ben-Arye, E. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2002.
American Cancer Society: "Wheatgrass."
Marwaha, R. Indian Pediatrics, 2004.
Bar-Sela, G. Nutrition and Cancer, 2007.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Wheatgrass."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 1, 2020

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