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Wholesale Superfood Ingredients in the Spotlight:

WHEAT & BARLEY LEAF POWDERS


The Original Multi Vitamin

Wheat and barley grasses first gained popularity in the West during the early 1930’s. They were promoted for their health benefits and potential curative properties. Before the Second World War, they were sold as dried tablets in drug stores across the USA as a natural, wholefood multi-vitamin.


Both plants are now cultivated across the world, and enjoyed by many health conscious consumers. During their early growth stages, the young cereal grasses are closer to vegetables than grains. Once sprouted, the grasses are grown for up to two weeks before they are harvested at the optimal point, when their nutrient content it at its peak.


Although only made popular in the west over the past century, wheat and barley grasses have been used elsewhere for thousands of years. Wheat leaves can in fact be traced back to 3000BC in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians recognized the numerous health benefits of the plant, and held it sacred.



Wholefood Powders

Superfood Ingredients’ Organic Wheat Leaf and Organic Barley Leaf Powders are both grown on organic farms in the fertile clean and green alluvial plains of New Zealand’s South Island. After harvesting, the Wheatgrass and Barleygrass are gently dried at low temperatures to preserve the nutrient content, before being milled into deep green powders. It may be noted that the wheat and barley grass powders from New Zealand are of a particularly vivid green hue. This is due to the high levels of UV light experienced in New Zealand, which produces a leaf that is high in Chlorophyll, the phytochemical responsible for the green colouration in plants and algae, and stimulated by the sun’s rays.


Both of our products are 100% pure, and made using the entire leaf rather than the juice extract. This forms a wholefood powder with all the natural fibres still intact, suitable for use in a wide range of health foods and beverages, as well in capsules as a health supplement.



Some of the Benefits of Wheat & Barley Leaf Powders

Wheat and barley leaves have a similar nutritional makeup, and both present an array of health benefits, making them an ideal natural dietary supplement.


High Chlorophyll Content

Both products contain high concentrations of chlorophyll, the green pigment found in algae and plants, that is involved in photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is similar in structure to haemoglobin, and it is thought that it could help increase red blood cell production, which may improve oxygen transportation and speed up wound healing. There are also claims that chlorophyll can help detoxify the liver by binding to toxins and heavy metals, preventing them from being absorbed. Chlorophyll has also been linked to improving symptoms of arthritis, and reducing the risk of certain cancers developing.


A Nutrient Dense Superfood

Wheat and barley leaves are rich in many important vitamins and minerals. Both are high in Vitamin A, which helps to strengthen the immune system and maintain ocular health. They are also both a great source of folic acid, an important B-Vitamin used to form red blood cells, and keep the nervous system functioning properly. In addition, both wheat and barley leaf powders are rich in Vitamins K and E, used in wound healing and strengthening the immune system respectively. They also contain zinc, iron, calcium, and magnesium, all of which play an important role in maintaining a healthy, functioning body.


Alkalizing greens

Both of the green powders are alkaline in nature. Consuming them regularly alongside a healthy diet is thought to encourage the body towards a more alkaline state, helping to reduce inflammation. Lower levels of inflammation can enhance recovery from exercise, as well as decreasing the risk of developing many different chronic diseases, which typically thrive in an acidic environment.


A Wholefood Supplement

Some wheat and barley grass supplements are derived from the juice extract, meaning they have gone through a process that strips away many of the natural fibres and micronutrients. Superfood Ingredient’s powders on the other hand are derived from the whole leaves. This means that the fibre content is preserved. The fibre helps to maintain a healthy digestive system, maintain the feeling of fullness, and slow the absorption of simple sugars. This can reduce the risk of developing diabetes as well as being beneficial for weight management.


Active Enzymes

Because both the barley and wheat leaves are treated at a very low heat before being ground into a powder, their nutrient content is preserved, along with the active enzymes. These enzymes are thought to aid in the digestion process, and help to maintain a healthy gastro intestinal tract. 


A Versatile Powder

The wheat and barley leaf powders are water soluble, making them a great addition to beverage, such as juices and smoothies. The powders can also be used to add flavour and a nutrition boost to cereal bars and sports nutrition products. Superfood Ingredients can also supply a Super Green Blend combining the Organic Wheat and Barley Leaf Powders with Organic Spirulina and Organic Chlorella with a little Stevia Leaf for sweetness, to deliver a real green boost to a healthy diet.



Superfood Ingredients’ Wheat & Barley Leaf Powders

Our wholesale New Zealand grown Organic Barley Leaf Powder and Organic Wheat Leaf Powder are available in bulk format, which we ship to all parts of the globe.



Please feel free to contact us at ask@sfisuperfoods.com for more information.


If your business is located in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, and you are interested in wholesale bulk supply of our Organic Barley Leaf Powder and Organic Wheat Leaf Powder please contact us at australasia@sfisuperfoods.com

As the average consumer becomes more and more health conscious, the demand for health food supplements continues to increase worldwide. Wheat and Barley Grasses are two of the most popular natural supplements on the market today, recognised as an easy way to consume a good dose of greens in a convenient powder format. The superfoods are rich in numerous important vitamins and minerals, as well as being a great source of chlorophyll.

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