Why Green Juice Powders Have Better Nutrient Quality

Why Green Juice Powders Have Better Nutrient Quality

 

With the rise in popularity of chlorophyll, you’ve probably heard of ingredients like wheat grass and barley grass and their multitude of health benefits. They’re often sold in health food stores as juice shots or in powdered form which can be added to beverages or smoothies.

Powders remove the moisture from the product so that it can be preserved and rehydrated when ready to consume. They make for a more convenient and practical option than juicing your own fresh grass at home each day!

While the process of drying and preserving sounds simple, it is quite complex, and the number of ways it can be done can have massive effects on the resulting nutrient quality.

But the big question is – does your powder even contain juice? Or is it just grass?

We discuss the differences below, and what to look for when you’re in the market for a green juice powder.

Juice vs grass – what’s the difference?

Grass powders take the entire grass, then grind it and dry it. There are different ways to grind and dry a powder, some utilizing more damaging heat and chemicals than others.

Juice powder starts with the whole grass, which is then juiced to extract the important nutrients, while leaving behind the fibrous pulp. This process concentrates the nutrients, making juice powder more potent than grass powder.

However, there are nuances to the process of extracting and drying juice, and not all are created equal!

Our Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder and Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder are carefully harvested from organic, USA farmlands right when their abundant nutrients are at their very peak.

And while some companies use high heat and chemicals to process and dry their juices, our powders are always cold-juiced and dried at low temperatures for maximum potency, without the use of any harsh chemicals or solvents.

What do these differences mean for their nutrient content?

Because juice powders are more concentrated, they are also more potent and have more vitamins and minerals.

On the other hand, grass powders are bulkier and less concentrated. This means they have more fiber, but fewer nutrients. The fiber from grass powder can be tough to digest and can cause digestive distress, like bloating, cramping, and gas.

As an example, wheat grass juice powder typically has more vitamin A and E, calcium, and iron than wheat grass powder. In addition, wheat grass juice powder tends to contain more chlorophyll and superoxide dismutase (SOD), an important enzyme that helps to protect against oxidative stress.

Does it affect the taste?

In short, yes! Juice powders tend to be more vibrant-tasting than grass powders. They are also much smoother, allowing the juice powder to dissolve more easily and feel less gritty, making for a much more pleasant experience (and a healthy habit you’re much more likely to stick with!).

What to look for when buying a green juice powder:

The nutrient profile, quality, and taste of green juice powders will vary significantly based on whether the whole grass or just the juice is used. And the overall quality of the final product varies even further based on how the product was processed into its powder.

There are a lot of green juice powders out there that make lofty statements around their health benefits, so it can be hard to navigate what to buy. For the highest quality, purity, and potency, be sure to look for the following:

  • A pure juice powder (not grass powder)
  • Harvested at the point of peak nutrient density
  • Cold-juiced to maintain nutrients
  • Low-temperature dried to maintain potency
  • Certified Organic ensure that pesticides and herbicides aren’t concentrated along with your nutrients

We know that searching for supplements can be overwhelming. So, know that at Pure Synergy, we care about your health as if it’s our own. That means that when you buy Pure Synergy products, you can trust that you’re getting the highest quality in purity and potency – you can trust that we’ve done the research and the work to ensure utmost quality in all that we do and all that we create.

Our green juice powders are no exception. When making our Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Barley Grass Juice Powder, and Pure Synergy® Superfood, we start with intentionally sourced organic grasses, juice them for optimal nutrient extraction, and carefully dry them in such a way that the delicate but powerful nutrients are protected and maintain their potency.

With Pure Synergy green juice powders, you’ll taste and feel the difference!

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