Wheatgrass Juicer: A Different Breed of Juicer
Wheatgrass has been popular among certain circles for decades.
As its name implies, it is the young grass of the wheat plant. The same wheat plant we consume for food in the form of bread made from wheat flour.
According to the devotees of wheatgrass, drinking the juice made from the young grass of the wheat plant provides the body with a supercharged dose of healthy nutrients.
The young shoots of the wheat plant contain many active compounds that disappear from the plant as soon as it reaches a certain stage of growth.
The most common method of taking wheatgrass is in the form of a “shot.” You drink 1 or 2 ounces of the freshly made juice in one swift gulp.
The first time I tried wheatgrass, I was actually surprised at the taste: it’s actually pretty palatable. Sweet, even.
To make wheatgrass, however, you do need a particular type of juicer. The centrifugal juicers simply can’t chew up the fine yet tough grass to extract juice from it.
Masticating juicers (like the Green Star) have a better chance at making wheatgrass juice, but even they aren’t ideally suited for the task of juicing wheatgrass.
Instead, there are dedicated wheatgrass juicers that you can find which focus solely on being good at creating juice from wheatgrass. These juicers tend to be quite simple in appearance, and they are often manually operated (even here in the 21st century).
If you don’t want to go the hand-operated route, then the juicer that tends to get the best reviews from wheatgrass aficionados is the Omega 8005 Juicer. This is a masticating juicer that tends to get the best results with wheatgrass.
I’m not a committed wheatgrass consumer, so take all of this with a grain of salt and be sure to conduct your own research. Just know that when it comes to wheatgrass, your usual juicer will probably not be up to snuff.