As one of the most popular herbs, wheatgrass has tons of health benefits. It is full of chlorophyll, nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins that make you strong and capable of functioning optimally. Mostly, you eat it as bread or cereal. However, you can also juice it. Before doing that, you should ask yourself a few questions. One of these is, what is the best part of the wheatgrass to juice? Can you juice wheatgrass roots? Below is the answer to this question.
Parts of the Wheatgrass
Before answering the questions asked above, it would be fine to start with a good understanding of these parts of the wheatgrass. Mostly, the above-parts are ideal for all the juicing that you wish to do. The mention of the word ‘above-parts’ refers to the leaves, though. As for the roots, you may need to consider this question carefully. Several plants are worth juicing as roots. In this category, you have the following types of plants:
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Roots vs. Leaves
Before going deeper, it’s good to mention that the best part of wheatgrass for juicing is the leaf. However, a debate pitting roots vs. leaves on different sides is worth delving into. In this regard, you should focus on harvesting the grasses at the right stage of their growth. Usually, they are ready for juicing at 4-6 inches in length. More importantly, you should cut them just above the point where the roots start. Is that reason sufficient for recommending leaves only for juicing?
Before answering the above question, it would be good to clarify a few things first. For example, would you be justified to go for wheatgrass roots? Would such types of juice be just as delicious and nutritious? To answer that, it would be fine to give a reason for recommending cutting the grass just above the roots. Mostly, leaving the roots as they are is to ensure that the wheatgrass is able to grow back up smoothly without much difficulty.
Is it wrong to juice the roots?
No, you are not wrong to juice the roots. Consequently, you should go for it! Nothing stands in your way, but only if you juice correctly. Insert the roots into the machine., follow the instructions on the juicer’s label from the manufacturer. Mostly, you would need to chop the roots (or leaves) into tiny bits. Before doing that, you should have washed the roots thoroughly. Always measure approximately ¼ of the roots per serving.
Now that you have read all the information above, you should have no qualms about juicing wheatgrass roots. Go with this option if you are not too pumped up about re-growing the plant. However, leave the roots alone if you wish to continue to harvest the grass. Most importantly, it’s worth stating that you derive similar nutrients from the roots as you do the leaves and other parts of the wheatgrass. Therefore, start juicing its roots today to stay healthy and strong!
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