Growing naturally in temperate climates across the globe, barleygrass is packed with chlorophyll – a photosynthetic pigment that generates energy from sunlight. Our organic barleygrass powder is protein-rich contributing to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass and is also high in fibre, vitamin A, vitamin E and calcium.
Barleygrass has an extensive history – spanning as far back as 8500 BC and is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated crop plants. Even the ancient Egyptians were known to have harvested the young barley shoots as well as the Romans who prized the crop for building strength and stamina. Similarly, American pharmacists recommended barleygrass as a supplement in the early 20th century recognising its powerful nutritional profile.
Our organic barleygrass powder is produced by cutting the young leaf blades before they reach the jointing stage; a process whereby the leaf blades split and elongate forming the stem of the mature barley plant. Cutting the blades at the stage preserves chlorophyll and amino acids, ensuring maximum nutritional content before the leaves are dried and milled.