Barley grass, or Hordeum vulgare, is the leafy growth of the young barley plant. It has been used by humans for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Vikings all used barleygrass, and Columbus carried it to the Americas in 1493.
Barley grass is a whole food providing many essential nutrients that act synergistically together optimising bodily functions. Chlorophyll and other essential nutrients act synergistically in barley grass to detoxify the body from destructive toxins such as heavy metals and pollutants that we digest every day.
It has amazing ability to concentrate maximum nutrients from soil. Barley grass is naturally rich source of chlorophyll. It contain vitamins and minerals. These include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, beta carotene, B1, B2, B6, C, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. As it also provides a substantial amount of folic acid, pantothenic acid, carotenoids, (including beta-carotene) and organic sodium, it is small wonder it has been labeled a superfood.
Scientific names: Hordeum vulgare, Hordeum distichon