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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

From: Is Wheatgrass Good for You? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Ben-Arye, E. , 2002. American Cancer Society: "Wheatgrass." Marwaha, R. 2004. Bar-Sela, G. , 2007. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Wheatgrass."




Scandinavian Journal of GastroenterologyIndian Pediatrics,Nutrition and Cancer

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 17, 2018

SOURCES: Ben-Arye, E. , 2002. American Cancer Society: "Wheatgrass." Marwaha, R. 2004. Bar-Sela, G. , 2007. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: "Wheatgrass."




Scandinavian Journal of GastroenterologyIndian Pediatrics,Nutrition and Cancer

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on May 17, 2018

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