On May 5, Modern Farmer’s Lynsey Grosfield published an open-minded report on the wheatgrass debate. “The consumption of immature wheat shoots—whether in a smoothie, in powderized and pill form, or in topical applications like lotions, sprays, and massage creams—is a surprisingly polarizing subject in the nutrition world,” she writes. Grosfield acknowledges her position in the debate by reporting that a shot of wheatgrass juice made her Mango Tango smoothie “taste like a freshly-mowed lawn,” but she then proceeds to offer specific information both supporting and rejecting the consumption of wheatgrass. It’s a good read:
“My hometown of Sherwood Park, Canada, is the birthplace of Booster Juice: Canada’s largest smoothie bar chain. I remember approaching the counter one day after soccer practice, and seeing a curious little flat of grassy sprouts, the contents of which were being freshly juiced into 30 milliliter shots…”
Read more here.