Latin Name: Triticum Aestivum
Wheat grass is a thick, hay-like grass that is very high in nutritional value as it contains nutrients such as vitamin A, C and E, iron, magnesium, zinc, amino acids and a type of green pigment called chlorophyll.
It is usually harvested when it freshly sprouted, before it reaches full-size. Due to its high-antioxidant contents, studies have shown that wheatgrass is useful for health conditions related to aging and inflammation (e.g. arthritis, heart diseases, digestive problems, and skin issues).
Other studies have also proposed that it may help reduce the risk of certain cancers by slowing down the growth of cancer cells, as well as cause some cancer cells to die. Being high in fiber, this property also benefits people who wish to manage blood sugar level and body weight.