Is Wheatgrass a Superiorfood or Is it Just Trendy?

Experts are still unsure whether regular consumption of wheatgrass may also cause unwanted side effects.

Exotic foods are currently very much in vogue. This so-called superfood can be found in almost every supermarket. Whether wheatgrass, chia seeds, goji or acai berries, all products are said to be a treat for the organism and important for our health. But what is really important about these special foods?

Wheatgrass – Really so valuable?

You may even have tried wheatgrass before you know it. It is often included in the popular smoothies. However, most wheatgrass is offered powdered, as a dried and then ground product. Of course you could also take wheatgrass fresh. For this, the germs of the seven to ten day old plant would have to be harvested. Wheatgrass can also be pressed, so enjoy as juice.

But so far the experts are not quite sure whether the regular consumption of wheatgrass could not bring unwanted side effects. Because with sixty times more vitamin C than oranges and eleven times more calcium than cow’s milk, our organism may even be overwhelmed with the intake of wheatgrass.

In addition, we include the vitamin B12 contained in wheatgrass as well as chlorophyll and protein with a well-balanced diet. This is also much cheaper, because a can of powdered wheat grass with a content of 400 grams costs about twelve to thirteen euros.


Powdered wheatgrass is expensive. It also tastes slightly bitter and you should not take it as pure as possible. Wheatgrass does not harm to present knowledge, but it does not have the benefit that many a contemporary hopes. The same effect that you get with expensive wheatgrass powder can also be achieved with a portion of fresh cabbage or spinach, which is mixed puree under a smoothie.