Wheatgrass is a useful and versatile plant. Its roots, leaves, and rhizomes have high vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, and amino acid content. Thus, they are often used as medicine and supplement in food products. Besides the aforementioned nutrition, wheatgrass is also high in antioxidants. Wheatgrass is especially popular because it has a short growth period of 9-10 days. Wheatgrass powder is prepared from freshly sprouted leaves of wheatgrass. The main component of wheatgrass is chlorophyll, which is high in nutritional values
Wheatgrass plant is harvested then shredded into pieces. The thinly shredded pieces are then dehydrated in a dehydrator to remove moisture content. Then, it is ground into powder form to be packaged.
Wheatgrass powder is commonly used in the food industry as a supplement in food products to increase the nutritional values in the food. Besides the nutritional values, wheatgrass powder is consumed for its medicinal benefits like aiding in preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol, and regulating blood sugar levels.
In the pharmaceutical industry, wheatgrass powder is encapsulated into capsules for ease of consumption.