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Wheatgrass Juice

7 x 40ml ready-to-drink.

100% raw juice

Never heated, never frozen, ambient storage.

Gluten Free

Preserved using HPP pressure, 6 months shelf life.

Wheatgrass juice is a good source of chlorophyll


 

About Wheatgrass Juice

 
Gluten Free: Wheatgrass Juice is the liquid extracted from the sprouts of hard red winter wheat and is harvested at the stage immediately prior to the appearance of the first true jointing of the plant stem as it grows from seed, effectively young wheatgrass. There are no seeds present at this stage so that anyone who is allergic to gluten is still able to drink  wheatgrass juice. Gluten is only found in the seeds and without seeds there is no gluten.
 

Wheatgrass Juice is an Ancient Food

Wheatgrass was used back in the days of the old Persian Empire (about 3,000 years ago) where it was and still is one of seven items used to celebrate Nowruz (New Year).  “Sabzeh” or sprouted wheatgrass signified the renewal of life and was also used to restore blood of women after child birth. More recently, wheatgrass juice enjoyed a vogue as a health tonic in the 1940s. In subsequent times, the age of fast foods and convenience foods eclipsed such health tonics.
 

Wheatgrass Juice is a Valuable Tonic

Then through the evangelism of Dr Ann Wigmore and others, wheatgrass juice again became known as a valuable tonic or nutritional food. Many people consider that the juice is well worth taking at the rate of one or two fluid ounces (28-56ml) per day although we are not allowed to tell you what is does for you but you can Google wheatgrass to see for yourself why 90% of our customers love our wheatgrass juice enough to order again and again.  Read here a published research study on wheatgrass.
 

Wheatgrass Juices is a Good Source of Chlorophyll

A primary ingredient in the wheatgrass juice is the chlorophyll that gives the juice its distinctively green appearance. Wheatgrass juice also contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes.  You can also read some of the many research articles on chlorophyll.
 

Wheatgrass Juice is a Good Source of Protein and Minerals

Wheatgrass juice is a good source of protein and contains 18 out of 20 of all essential amino acids. Wheatgrass juice contains 12 of the 16 essential minerals.  In fact wheat grain is one of the only seeds known to have the ability to take up 80 or more minerals during its life cycle which is in effect, close to all known minerals. This means that if grown with availability of nutrients, in the proper environment, wheatgrass will be very nutrient dense due to it’s incredible genetic design.  Nutritional analysis
 

Why are Enzymes Important?

Enzymes are important because they help break down the food you eat into usable components.  This means that the body does not have to produce these in order to perform the digestive function. Because most enzymes occurring naturally in food are killed off during processing or cooking, the body lacks the tools to breakdown heated or freeze dried foods properly. This means that instead of being fully digested, the food it is processed in the gut by fermentation with sugars.  This leads to indigestion, bloating and constipation. Worst of all the body doesn’t get the food values it needs.  When eating food that still has enzymes present, your food is properly digested so you are able to assimilate all the goodness out of the food your body will feel more satisfied, leaving you less likely crave unhealthy foods.
 

Wheatgrass Juice is a Good Source of Enzymes

Wheatgrass, in it’s raw state is abundant in enzymes including amylase and protease. Unfortunately, the heat treatment process used to pasteurise other juices denatures or destroys their enzymes. For the same reason, there is virtually no enzyme activity in wheatgrass powder that has been spray dried (heat treated). Likewise, the freeze drying process halts enzyme activity.   The enzymes in wheatgrass juice help the body break down fats and proteins.

Disclaimer: At Vegus Foods, we are farmers and we make great juices but we are not doctors or scientists or nutritionists. We are not any kind of health care providers. If you need medical advice or require diagnosis or treatment we cannot give it to you. You must consult a qualified practitioner (but please tell them all about our juices!)

Broccoli Sprout Juice

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Broccoli Sprout Juice

7 x 40ml ready-to-drink.

100% raw juice

Never heated, never frozen, ambient storage.

Preserved using HPP pressure, 6 months shelf life.

Broccoli sprout juice is a good source of sulforaphane.

Buy broccoli sprout juice

About Broccoli Sprout Juice

Vegus Foods is the only producer of broccoli sprout juice in the world.

Contains Sulforaphane:

Independent laboratories have assayed Vegus Foods’ Broccoli Sprout Juice to contain at least 25 micromoles of isothiocyanates (from sulforaphane) per 10 ml, which means one 40ml tube contains a huge 100 micro moles isothiocyanates from sulforaphane, see analysis report. The John Hopkins Institute recommended a dose of 40 micro moles per day.

How Can I Get Enough Sulforaphane?

This is a great question and you can read here a detailed answer.

Just one tube of our Broccoli Sprout juice contains 250% of the amount recommended by the John Hopkins Institute.

Alternatively, you could eat:

2.6 kg / 5.3 lbs fresh broccoli… or

1.3 kg / 2.6 lbs fresh broccoli sprouts

We juice young broccoli sprouts because at 5 to 6 days old, the sprouts contain over one hundred times more sulphoraphane per gram than fully mature broccoli.

Why is Sulforaphane Important?

We are not allowed to tell you why, but we can tell you that there have been more than 1,300 peer reviewed studies (click to read a few of these reports) showing the effects of sulforaphane on ******, *********, **********, ******* ***********, ******* ******, ***** *******, ******, **** *******, ********* and *** *********.  To find out more please search for sulforaphane

Broccoli Sprout Juice is a Good Source of Nutrients and Enzymes

This wonderful juice contains minerals and vitamins and, when it is raw and cold pressed, it is abundant in enzymes which heat-treated juices or powdered and  freeze-dried extracts do not contain.  These enzymes help the body break down fats and proteins.


Disclaimer: At Vegus Foods, we are farmers and we make great juices but we are not doctors or scientists or nutritionists. We are not any kind of health care providers. If you need medical advice or require diagnosis or treatment we cannot give it to you. You must consult a qualified practitioner (but please tell them all about our juices!)

How We Make Our Juices

We first spend weeks or months researching which raw juices we believe will be most helpful for you. Once we have carefully chosen which ones to make, we follow a complicated process to ensure our raw juices are as good as those you press at home:

How to Make the Sweetest, Freshest Tasting Juices:

Check

First, we buy only carefully selected non-GMO organic seeds. Every batch is screened for disease vectors.

Soak

Our seeds are soaked in our proprietary system – we made it ourselves – that assures that the seeds get exactly what they need to germinate. This means rinsing the seeds with water every 12 minutes for the first 24 hours and ensuring that the seeds always have lots of nice sweet oxygen.

Sprout

Then we lay out the germinated seeds in trays, put the trays into a multi layer rack and then water them 24 hours a day, making sure that there is great air circulation.

Squeeze

When the sprouts reach their perfect peak for harvesting we then gently squeeze the juice out. (Yes! a low gear, slow speed grinder so as not to damage anything followed by a hydraulic press).

Cool

Then we cool the juice, add just enough organic lactic acid to prevent decay. (This is the age-old method of preservation of foods). However, we add the organic lactic (non-dairy) acid with a very light touch.

Seal

Then we seal the juice into single serving tubes using a pharmaceutical grade system. We mark the best before date on every tube with a date that is 6 months from production. While the nutrient values last at least that long the colour may slowly change from green to less than green and the taste can change too eventually but the juices are always safe; in fact our tests have shown that they are still drinkable with no bacterial growth after 4 years! There is no need to refrigerate the juices, although some people treat it like a white wine and prefer to drink them slightly chilled.

Pressure

Next we go from age-old methods to star wars. We subject the juice, that is already tightly sealed in single serving tubes, to ultra high pressure. This kills the bad bacteria without hurting the desired qualities of the juices. Especially, this method leaves the enzymes intact and alive for you.

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What is interesting is that the ultra-high pressure does not even break down the long chain enzymes because the pressure is isostatic (ie. equal on all sides). In fact, when tested, there is actually a small improvement in some enzymes of around 1-2%.

Ready to Drink

So there you have it: perfect sprouts make great juice and a combination of really old and really new technology keeps it raw, fresh and full of living energy all the way to you, without any need for refrigeration.  Enjoy our Juices!

100% rawVegus Juices are 100% raw cold-pressed, never heated and never frozen.  They are preserved using ultra high pressure (HPP) that retains enzyme activity.

 

What’s so good about raw food?

The nutrients within foods can be more easily digested when the enzymes in those foods are still intact.  In Vegus Juices the important nutrients are sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts juice and chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice.

All natural foods grow with enzymes and these enzymes help us digest the foods.  Cooking and heating over 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) denatures (destroys) these enzymes. The heat changes their structure and makes them inactive.  That is why it’s helpful to include generous portions of salad and raw vegetables that contain enzymes with every meal.

Vegus Juices are never heated so that all of the enzyme activity is preserved. In fact, tests have shown that the enzyme activity is actually slightly increased by 3-4% after after HPP. This means that it is easier for the body to absorb the important sulforaphane and chlorophyll that are present in our raw juices.  Note that heat-treated dry powdered extracts no longer contain active enzymes.