Barley Grass: Amino Acids, Vitamins and Minerals


Barley Grass : (Hordeum vulgare)

Barley Grass is one of the green grasses which is the only vegetation on earth that can supply sole nutritional support from birth to old age.

Barley has served as a food staple in most cultures.

The use of barley for food and medicinal purposes dates to antiquity.

Agronomists place this ancient cereal grass as being cultivated as early as 7000 BC.

Roman gladiators ate barley for strength and stamina.

In the West, it was first known for the barley grain it produces.

Benefits of Barley Grass

  • Barley Grass contains eighteen amino acids, including the eight essential ones.

    We must get these essential amino acids from our diet as the body cannot produce them.

    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are the major constituents of every cell and body fluid (except urine and bile) and are thus necessary for the continual cell building, cell regeneration, and energy production that we need to live.

  • Barley Grass also contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals.

    Many people believe that the leaves of the cereal grasses provide the nearest thing this planet offers to the perfect food.

  • Barley Grass also contains chlorophyll, which has been studied for its potential as a deodorant, in stimulating tissue growth, and in stimulating red blood cells in connection with blood supply.

    Plus, chlorophyll may form complexes with toxins while they are still in the digestive tract, limiting their negative effect on the body.

  • Barley Grass also contains a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals.

    Among the vitamins are beta-carotene and five B vitamins, including vitamin B12 and folic acid.

  • Barley Grass also contains: Antioxidant vitamin C and vitamin E. Minerals include calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Lab analysis on Barley Grass has turned up many trace minerals.
Barley Grass is also known as: Hordeum vulgare, Barley Grass

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