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Barley grass offers unique digestive enzymes that are not found in such concentrations in most other foods. In particular, it contains Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant that is highly valued for its ability to slow the ageing process, as well as the degenerative process of many chronic diseases.
Barley is one of the world’s oldest crops. Historical records date as far back 8500 BC. The ancient Egyptian, Greek and Chinese cultures all used barley grain and in Babylonia barley was used as currency. Barley grass is seen as sacred grass in India and its seeds are offered in spiritual celebrations to receive great blessings.
By growing barley grass in the colder climate of the Canadian Prairies, it grows more slowly and accumulates and stores more vitamins and minerals in its leaves. We take a simple approach and raw mill the blades within days of harvest to maintain nutrition value.
Pitchford P. Healing with Whole Foods, Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, 3rd Ed, North Atlantic Books, 2002, p240