wheatgrassbannerIf you’re stopping by our Inta Juice smoothie bar, there’s a really good chance that you’re coming in for something sweet. After all, many or our juice smoothies are filled with yummy and sweet fruits with hints of vegetables. You can feel good about drinking it and really enjoy it at the same time.

But then there’s wheatgrass. You’re familiar with beets, kale, cucumbers, and all of the other traditional veggies you’ll find at the grocery store. But you might not be familiar with wheatgrass. Let’s take a look at this interesting food.

What It Is?

It’s likely that you eat wheat, so that’s probably not the part that’s odd to you. It’s the grass part that throws people; after all, you don’t eat your lawn grass.

Wheatgrass is the young form of the common wheat plant. If you let wheat grow up, it eventually gives you the grains that make bread. But when you harvest it considerably earlier than that, the young shoots are tender and can be compressed, releasing what we know of as wheatgrass juice. People have been eating wheatgrass for more than 5,000 years, but we can’t point to the moment when it was first juiced.

How Is It Served?

You’ll notice that our wheatgrass comes in “shots.” As in drink shots, or additions to your regular smoothies in order to give it an extra nutritional punch. We offer one, two, and three-ounce shots.

Why People Want Shots of It?

body-imagePeople make wild claims about the benefits of wheatgrass, ranging from cures to prevention of disease. Whether they’re right or not, it doesn’t change the fact that wheatgrass is a great source of many nutritious vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass and its juice contain dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, zinc, iron, potassium, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, selenium, and manganese. It also contains some protein.

Ready to try something new in your juice smoothie? Stop by our juice bar today!