Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass
WHY IS ANTLER FARMS® NEW ZEALAND WHEAT GRASS BETTER THAN THE REST?
(1) Made in New Zealand
Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass is produced in New Zealand's Canterbury Plains. The pollution free environment and the balance of sunny, temperate and wet, cool conditions is ideal for growing the highest quality wheat grass.
(2) Grown Outdoors
Our wheat grass is grown in rich, fertile soil with natural sunlight and fresh water over a period of hundreds of days. This slow growth enables our wheat grass to develop deep roots that absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from the soil.
(3) Concentrated Nutrition
Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass is harvested at the peak of potency to produce a deep green, nutrient-rich wheat grass packed with chlorophyll, natural enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and amino acids.
(4) Cold Processed
Our wheat grass is dehydrated at a low temperature, keeping our product completely bioavailable. Our cold processing ensures that the nutrients and enzymes in our product stays raw and intact so you receive all of its potential benefits.
(5) Certified Organic
Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass is 100% pure, certified organic. We have a proven system for producing the highest quality organic wheatgrass without the use of herbicides, pesticides, artificial fertilizers or GMOs.
Antler Farms® produces a certified organic, nutrient rich wheat grass that is 100% pure, raw, vegan and gluten free with no GMOs used.
Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass is 100% pure, certified organic New Zealand wheat grass. Our wheat grass is grown outdoors in natural sunlight, with fresh water, in the fertile soils of New Zealand’s Canterbury Plains, without the use of pesticides and free from environmental pollution.
At the peak of potency, our wheat grass is harvested to produce a deep green, nutrient-rich wheat grass, packed with chlorophyll, vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and minerals. It contains a high concentration of chlorophyll, natural enzymes and over 100 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
What are the Benefits of Wheat Grass?
Wheat grass has long been used as herbal medicine due to its therapeutic and nutritional properties. The benefits of wheat grass are derived from its powerful nutritional content. While wheat grass offers many of the same nutrients as other green leafy vegetables, the nutrients in wheat grass are more concentrated, meaning that small servings of wheat grass pack a whole lot of nutrition.
Wheat grass is 70% chlorophyll, which is considered as "the richest nutritional liquid known to man” due to the wide array of benefits.
Wheat grass contains the following nutrients:
PHYTONUTRIENTS: Chlorophyll is the green pigment found on plants. Dark green color tones are indicative of plants with high amounts of chlorophyll. Plants use chlorophyll and sunlight to make their own food in a process called photosynthesis. A unique characteristic of chlorophyll is that the molecular structure is similar to that of hemoglobin in human blood. The difference is that the central atom of chlorophyll is magnesium while in hemoglobin it is iron. However, chlorophyll performs the same function in the body as hemoglobin. Chlorophyll carries high levels of oxygen which helps deliver more oxygen to the blood. It aids in cellular growth and repair.
Chlorophyll is known to be very good for the vascular system. It can slow down the oxidation of LDL (the ‘bad’ cholesterol) which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. Chlorophyll has antioxidants that help eliminate harmful toxins from the body. It helps neutralize free radicals and limit oxidative damage. Chlorophyll cleanses, purifies, and heals most areas of the body. It detoxifies the liver and blood.
Chlorophyll supports the immune system. It contains a derivative called chlorophyllin which has been shown to increase the number and activity of immune cells. Chlorophyll also helps support the healthy flora in the bowels which also help improve our immunity function.
- VITAMINS & MINERALS: Wheat grass contains a full spectrum of vitamins and over 90 minerals essential for healthy function of our body’s systems. Vitamins and minerals act together to perform hundreds of roles in the body, such as produce energy, protect cells from damage, and regulate cell and tissue growth. The vitamins in wheat grass contain powerful antioxidants which eliminate free radicals which cause cellular damage. Antioxidants help strengthen the body’s immune system, reducing the risks of disease, and improve overall health and well-being.
- ENZYMES: Wheat grass contains about 30 beneficial enzymes that act as catalysts to speed up the rate at which metabolic processes and reactions occur in the body. Enzymes such as Superoxide Dismutase help neutralize toxins and detoxify the body. They help cleanse the body of heavy metals, environmental pollutants and other toxins that may be stored in the body’s tissues and organs. The enzymes in wheat grass also aid in digestion.
- AMINO ACIDS: Wheat grass is a complete source of protein, supplying all of the essential amino acids and more. This protein is in the form of poly peptides, simpler and shorter chains of amino acids that the body uses more efficiently in the blood stream and tissues. Amino acids comprise a large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissues, and have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons and arteries.
- ALKALINITY: Wheat grass is naturally alkaline and may help neutralize excess acidity in the body. The human body is considered healthy and alkaline when at a pH level of 7.0 or above. Alkaline foods are needed to remove acidic waste and to restore the pH balance for proper health. A well-balanced diet should be 20% acidic and 80% alkaline, allowing you to keep your body's pH at a slightly alkaline level. Unfortunately, our modern day diets consist mainly of foods that cause high acidity, like unhealthy fats, high sugar, and dairy. We lack alkaline foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, which often results in an over-acidic body. Even slight fluctuations in pH balance that make the body acidic can hamper ideal body functions and bring about health issues.
How is Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass Grown and Harvested?
Antler Farms® New Zealand Wheat Grass is grown outdoors, without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or artificial fertilizers.
We have a proven system for producing the highest quality organic wheat grass through careful management of weeds and pests through a variety of processes. These processes include crop rotation, management of soil nutrients, non-chemical weeding and approved pest control practices. Every batch of wheat grass is tested for ensure there is no E. coli, salmonella, yeast, mold and other harmful bacteria. Additional, we do random tests for heavy metals.
Our wheat grass is grown in the rich, fertile soil of New Zealand’s Canterbury Plains. Our soil is routinely tested each year before use to ensure it meets certified organic standards. On our sustainably managed farms, our wheat grass is grown over hundreds of days, in natural sunlight, through hot and cold periods. This slow growth process enables our wheat grass to develop deep roots that absorb minerals and nutrients from the soil. As a result, our wheat grass develops dark green leaves which contain an abundance of chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Our wheat grass is harvested precisely when its nutrients are at their peak concentration to provide the highest quality product with maximum nutritional content.
The harvesting schedule of wheat grass is critical. In nature, the purpose of the wheat plant is to produce grain once it has accumulated enough solar energy and nutrients to do so. Therefore, the nutrients in wheat grass reach their peak concentrations just before the jointing stage of the plant. This moment is determined through visual inspection, rather than by age or height of the plant. Our wheat grass is harvested at exactly this time period to ensure that our products are at their maximum nutritional content.
Skill is required to harvest at this optimal time, which can be as short as four days. After this time window, the nutrient levels begin to decline as the plant enters the jointing phase.
Once harvested, our wheat grass is dehydrated at a low temperature that preserves nutrients and enzymes. The moisture level is taken to below 4%, where bacteria cannot survive. As soon as the wheat grass comes out of the dehydrator, it is milled into a powder, and packed for shipping.
WHY IS OUTDOOR WHEAT GRASS SUPERIOR TO TRAY GROWN WHEAT GRASS?
Tray grown wheat grass is nutritionally inferior to outdoor wheat grass. Many consumers of the tray grown wheat grass juice do not realize that it is made from wheat grass that has not reached its full nutritional potential. Tray grown wheat grass is grown under artificial conditions - usually in a warm greenhouse or indoors under fluorescent lightning. The grass is harvested and juiced only 7-10 days after sprouting, compared to up to 200 days for outdoor wheat grass. Therefore tray grown wheat grass does not have time to develop a significant root system. Instead the accelerated growth causes the plant to put most of its energy into growing leaves.