In the late 1940s green kamut, or wheatgrass, was imported to the United States. This ancient grain was originally found in the Middle East thousands of years ago. Free from hybridization, green kamut is the grass that grows from the sprouted kamut seed. It is available for purchase as grass, liquid or in powdered form. It has numerous health benefits and contains many nutrients.
Green Kamut Forms
In its natural state, as grass, green kamut is not digestible. To make it more digestible and absorbable, the grass is pressed into a juice or into a fine powder using mechanical extractors. To increase nutrition, some green kamut strains are mixed with alfalfa, barley or oat-grass. Green kamut is such a potent superfood, a mere 2 teaspoons of the powder is equivalent to 1 ounce of wheat-grass juice.
Grown from commercial wheat, common wheat-grass is labeled as a “superfood” due to its nutritional value. Organic green kamut juice contains more nutrients per ounce than commercial wheat and has no chemicals or pesticides. Green kamut juice contains even higher levels of lipase, amino acids, minerals and proteins per ounce. Other nutrients include zinc, iron, magnesium, selenium and up to 65 percent more amino acids that simple wheat grass. Green kamut juice is an abundant source of enzymes, chlorophyll, phospholipids, fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Lowers Allergic Response
Wheat allergies are quite common. This can even include allergies to wheat-grass. Herbalist Michael Castleman estimates in “The New Healing Herbs” that 70 percent of people experiencing wheat allergies are less likely to illicit symptoms from drinking green kamut juice than other wheat grasses.
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