How to Buy Wheatgrass

Overview

Popeye was right: those leafy greens give you strength. Wheatgrass offers the health benefits of leafy greens in a potable form. Gardeners will want to grow or purchase their own wheatgrass rather than try a powder or pill. The seed sprouts readily indoors and can be grown year-round. Wheatgrass offers the body a dose of chlorophyll and vitamins E, C, and B1 as well as beta carotene, iron, calcium and potassium. To enjoy the health benefits of this grass, you need a juicer and a pair of sharp scissors.

Step 1

Consider whether you want to purchase wheatgrass seeds to grow your own grass or purchase sprouted wheatgrass from a natural foods store or farmers' market. Growing your own wheatgrass from seed takes time but is the cheapest way to ensure a steady stream of wheatgrass for juicing.

Step 2

Visit natural foods stores and farmers' markets in your area to see whether anyone sells wheatgrass seed or sprouted wheatgrass.

Step 3

Order sprouted wheatgrass online. The Happy Juicer website notes that you can order sprouted wheatgrass that's within a day of harvesting, or bags of cut wheatgrass that keep for up to 7 days. Since you need to expedite shipping to keep the wheatgrass fresh, this can add up financially.

Step 4

Buy a wheatgrass seed kit or wheatgrass seeds online if you don't have local health food stores or farmers' markets that carry wheatgrass. Many natural food and health companies offer wheatgrass products online.

Things You'll Need

  • Seed-starting tray (optional)
  • Potting soil (optional)

References

  • Happy Juicer: Wheatgrass Seeds
  • Yogi Grass: Wheatgrass
  • Grow Wheatgrass: How To Grow Wheatgrass At Home
  • Happy Juicer: Buying Wheatgrass Online
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About this Author

Based in Northern California, Elton Dunn is a freelance writer and nonprofit consultant with 14 years' experience. Dunn specializes in travel, food, business, gardening, education and the legal fields. His work has appeared in various print and online publications. Dunn holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English.