Dru Barley Grass - 100g
Barley Grass is one of the healthiest things you can add to your diet!
Dru Organic Barley Grass gives you a shot of nutrition for the day! Being a true superfood, many people report its refreshing and energising effects!
Naturally high in fibre, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6,vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium
- A source of zinc and high in protein
- Low in sugars
- High in omega-3 fatty acids
- A superb alkaline food
Abundant in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and chlorophyll, Dru Barley Grass is a superb broad spectrum food which can be a brilliant support to your healthy diet.
Why Dru Barley Grass
Dru Barley grass is an exceptionally rich food and a storehouse of nature’s goodness which can give you a wonderful avenue for enhancing vital energy. It easily fits into the fast-paced life we have today, being pleasant to taste and easy to use. Being a completely natural source of a wide range of nutrients, it allows the body to absorb the nutrition quickly and easily.
Dru Barley Grass is high in Fibre, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Folic Acid, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and Magnesium, and is also a source of Zinc. It is high in protein, and includes 8 essential amino acids which our body can’t make for itself, making it an excellent supplement for vegans. Dru Barley Grass is low in sugars and high in omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains chlorophyll and is a superb alkaline food.
Barley Grass provides you with a shot of nutrition for the day. Many people report the refreshing and energising effects on mind and body.
Dru Barley Grass comes in a 100% recyclable or biodegradable container.
How to enjoy Dru Barley Grass
Barley Grass powder has a slightly bitter flavour, which blends in nicely with your favourite juice or smoothie. You can take it with yoghurt or muesli, mix it in dips or home-made energy bars, or sprinkle it on your food. Some people enjoy it simply in water.
Barley grass easily dissolves in liquid, but when dissolved in liquids warmer than 49 °C (120 °F), some of the nutrients become unstable. Therefore make sure you take it with cold drinks or drinks at room temperature.
As barley grass is a very concentrated source of nutrients, we suggest to take small amounts, at least initially, to allow your body to get used to this powerful food. Start at ½ tea spoon daily, and increase to 1 teaspoon gradually over two weeks; more may be used depending on body weight, physical demands etc. Ideally you should take it one hour or more before meals, on an empty stomach.
Store your Barley Grass in a cool, dry dark place.
Try this Dru Green Energy Smoothie:
- 200ml Apple Juice
- 1 Banana (optional)
- 1 tsp Barley Grass
- 1 tsp Flax Oil
- 1 tblspn Yoghurt
Young barley leaves have a tremendous ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. The nutritional peak is reached before the reproductive cycle, which is the time when the plant channels nutrition to the seed heads. The time of harvesting is carefully managed, as at the early stage, young barley leaves have a very different chemical makeup than the adult plant. It is to be noted that at this stage the plant does not contain gluten, and therefore barley grass powder is suitable for people on a gluten free diet. Shortly after the harvest, the barley grass is dried, and thereafter milled to an exceptionally fine powder, keeping the nutrients active and intact.
Dru Barley Grass has been growing in the sun at an organic farm in New Zealand and is Certified Organic by the Soil Association.
Barley, or Hordeum Vulgare, is one of the word’s oldest crops, with the earliest evidence dated to about 8500BC. The ancient Egyptians, Greek and Chinese cultures all used barley grain and in Babylonia, barley was the standard of currency. Only in the early 20th century was it found that the leafy growth of the young plant was an exceptional source of nutrients, bringing a vast range of benefits to the diet. Before World War II drug stores in the US sold tablets of dried barley grass as a kind of primitive vitamin supplement. Dr Yoshihide Hagiwara spent ten years researching green foods and finally found green barley to be superior to all others. Today barley grasses are dried and powdered, preserving the nutrient content in its completely natural form.
Do not take barley grass powder if you are taking warfarine or other blood thinning drugs. People with a weak, frail constitution with signs of coldness should take caution while using barley grass. Chlorella or spirulina may be more suitable.