Do you know why wheatgrass juice is popularly known as 'Liquid Sunshine'? Hint: it has the highest levels of chlorophyll, which plays a significant role in the purification of blood.
You may have overheard a green juice enthusiast speak as highly as a kite of wheatgrass. You may have wondered why they fussed so much about it and what made it better than all those other organic vegetables that health freaks rave about. Well, they were right to place this humble grass on a high pedestal. The benefits derived from wheatgrass are too many to mention in one post.
Wheatgrass contains more Vitamin C than an orange. It also contains the whole range of the Vitamin B. It also gives you more Vitamin A than you get in carrots. The vegans in the house will love the fact that you can get all the necessary proteins from wheatgrass. The amino chains in them present a better quality that the body absorbs into the bloodstream easily. As for chlorophyll, which is an important blood builder in the body, there is no better source.
How To Grow Wheatgrass
If you are keen to start juicing with wheatgrass, you may want to grow your own instead of rushing to the store every time you want to juice. You will also be assured of the quality when you grow your own (you want to use organic wheatgrass).
Your local organic store most probably carries wheatgrass seeds. You could buy a pack then follow this easy procedure to sprout the first batch of many. Ensure that you use organic seeds because you would like to grow them to be as pure as possible. In weeks, you will be enjoying a glass of sunshine liquid from your backyard!
You get immense benefit from this amazing superfood when you take it raw, in juices. The sad bit about it is that wheatgrass oxidates so fast. For you to reap the most from it, you will need a juicer that not only yields highly but one that also utilizes the right technology. Here is a review of six of the best wheatgrass juicers.
Electric Wheatgrass Juicers
Just one look at the Omega J8006 juicer, and you want to forget that you had a monthly budget which you promised to follow to the letter. Your spouse has heard those words before but he believes in your restraint (tongue in cheek) particularly when 80 RPMs, 110-voltage masticating juicers with 15-year warranties are concerned.
Well, if you go a bit crazy about this juicer, you may be interested to know that it does justice to wheatgrass. Trust me I know how hectic it is to get even an iota of juice from wheatgrass owing to its nature.
Omega juicer’s processor works slowly to extract the last of juice from your vegetables, leafy or hard. The fruits are a walk in the park, as you would expect. At 80rpm, you get the perfect combination of power and skill. For you to get any meaningful juice from vegetables such as wheatgrass, you have to use less power. That is what this juicer gives you.
One of the qualities that make Omega one of the best wheatgrass juicers ever is its ability to retain the nutrients in the herb. The slow cold-press process ensures minimal if no oxidation and maintains the unique taste of wheatgrass in your juice. It also keeps for up to 72 hours. Nothing beats a chilled wheatgrass infused juice in the morning and at the end of a long day.
You can use it to make pasta, baby food, and butter too. It is a food processor in a juicer! How great is that? The detachable parts are also dishwasher friendly.
The chute is quite small, and so you have to chop everything up into smaller bits. It is the price you pay for a juicer that works the leafy greens so well.
The Samson bears only one gear that rotates at 80 RPM. Why is that information useful to you? Because I just gave you the solution for your wheatgrass. This juicer is made for leafy vegetables and knowing how stubborn wheatgrass is (the pulp comes out as wet as it was before you passed it through the juicer if the gadget is not effective), you could find this quality the most important.
Why is it classified as one of the best wheatgrass juicers in this review, you may ask? Because wheatgrass is not only a superfood with a host of benefits, but it is also quite sensitive. When it is exposed to air, it oxidates quite fast. The juicers that have an RPM of more than 80 tend to let in too much air in their rush to get the job done. Oxidation lowers the amount of nutrients in your juice, nullifying the results of your hard work. Why, pray, would you want to use any other juicer in the world?
Apart from the cold press quality that retains the original taste of your wheatgrass inspired juice, you can use this baby to make your butter. Forget about the stored stuff and make the real one right at home. And pasta? Make all kinds at home too! This gadget is worth the cost and then some.
I haven’t said anything about cleaning up yet because I would not even call it that. Disassembly takes all of 30 seconds and then all you have to do is give the parts a thorough rinse in water. The mesh cleans out well too as long as you do not leave it unattended for too long after juicing.
Cons of the Samson
The pulp could come out wetter than you hoped but you can always pop it back in. I do that with my wheatgrass.
This heavy-duty Samson Juicer is for serious commercial wheatgrass juicing. With a motor that rotates at 70 RPM, the speed ensures that no oxidation happens to your wheatgrass and that all the nutritional benefits are retained.
You get the original taste of your juices because nothing is altered during the slow process. Your juice also stays good for longer than 72 hours, which is not obvious of fresh juices, especially those extracted using juicers whose motors rotate at speeds higher 70 RPM.
Maybe the most important quality of this juicer that grass lovers will appreciate is its yield. It produces 12-14 ounces of juice from wheatgrass. That is no mean feat, especially given that wheatgrass is quite tough in its nature and so extraction would be expected to be lower. The 14 ounces you get in 3 minutes without rushing this juicer. That to me is beyond impressive.
It is heavy duty, (weighing in at 30 pounds and measuring 16.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 inches). If you are in the juice business, this baby will give you a good return on investment.
It would have to be the price. Samson Super Juicer sets you back a neat amount, but it is totally worth it.
Manual Wheatgrass Juicers
If you live alone or make small batches of wheatgrass juice, you may find that the electric juicers are not your priority. You could also be camping out in the woods with no electricity. Do you stop juicing? No, it is a lifestyle, and manual juicers will help you keep at it.
I like the size and make of this manual juicer. It is easy to operate for anyone, even those who have not worked a juicer before. The operation is quite easy, as I noted.
All you have to do is place your wheatgrass on the chute and rotate the screw. That simple! It works at the speed that you turn it (seeing that it is manual), but you can collect up to 1 oz of juice in a minute.
It requires you to mount it in a tabletop, (2 1/4" Thick). It is also quite light for you camping escapades (6 pounds). It is made of stainless steel. You know what that means; this little magician will be around for a lifetime.
What separates the manual wheatgrass juicers from their manual counterparts (apart from the obvious) is their ease of cleaning. You see, manual juicers have fewer parts that are not complicated. Disassembly takes seconds, and the cleaning process is not complicated at all. The parts of the Handy Pantry manual wheatgrass juicer are dishwasher safe, but you could choose to hand wash them (stainless steel does not rust).
This easy to use Lexen GP27 Wheatgrass juicer was made for green leafy vegetables and grasses. The market has spent so much time on hard vegetables and fruits that they forgot to look into the vegetable market. We all could use the numerous benefits that we derive from leafy vegetables, wheatgrass, and barley grass.
As much as the Lexen Juicer is manual, it utilizes the cold-pressing masticating process that you find in the pricier electric juicers. The essence of this property is its ability to slow down the process and to ensure minimal to no oxidation.
Your juice retains its original taste, and all the enzymes stay intact (which is the reason for making your wheatgrass juice in the first place right?)
For your camping trips, this impressive machine only weighs 2.4 pounds! It could even fit into a handbag. It has a stainless steel lock to get a good grip when you mount it on a wooden surface.
The exterior not only appeals to the eye, but you also get the benefit of quality. With the Lexen in your life, you can forget about buying any other wheatgrass juicer. Your only concern will be whether you have enough organic grass to juice. With only three parts to wash, you can be done with disassembly and cleaning in less than two minutes.
This manual juicer is made especially for leafy greens and grasses. It does well with wheatgrass, yielding highly for a manual juicer. The juicer contains if only minimal parts; the wrench, auger, stainless steel screen, a pusher, and an end cap.
This wheat grass juicer measures 12 x 5 x 8 inches and weighs 8 pounds, so you can port it comfortably in your trips.
The matte-finish stainless material that makes up the exterior not only improves its aesthetics dramatically, but it also lasts forever. There are no breakable parts to worry about, so you will not have to replace this wheatgrass juicer with any other manual juicer.
The reason why the Miracle Exclusive juicer is ideal for wheatgrass is the fact that no heating is involved, hence no oxidation. You get all the nutrients that you wanted from your grasses and vegetables.
It only has five parts, which makes assembly, disassembly, and cleaning a quick job (2 minutes tops). The parts are also dishwasher friendly.
I love wheatgrass for all its nutritional value. Before I got the perfect juicer for it, I brewed tea to enjoy its unique flavor. Since I came across Samson Super Juicer, not a day has passed without me making batches of wheatgrass juice (good thing that the rest of the family loves it too).
I make juice at least three times a day, and my Samson has come through each time (now clocking 7 years). I would highly recommend it especially for people who make a lot of grass juice or those in the green juice business.
I have had an experience with Omega J8006 too, and it performs quite well. The yield was high, and it was quite easy to work and clean. In the manual department, I am attached at the hip to my Handy Pantry HJ Hurricane manual juicer. We like hiding out in the woods once every month, and she (yes she) always comes in handy. Easy to operate, sturdy, made of lasting material, so many things that give this little manual juicer a prominent place on my wheatgrass juicer reviews