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 and digestible than grass powder.
However, along with careful growing and harvesting practices, there are nuances to the process of extracting and drying juice, and not all are created equal!
First of all, the premium grasses used in our Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder and Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder are organically grown and harvested from mineral-rich USA soil, and carefully harvested 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 grasses are always cold-juiced immediately after harvest and briefly dried at low temperatures to retain 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, high-quality powders are also more potent in phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. As an example, wheat grass juice powder typically has more of vitamins A and E, calcium, and iron than wheat grass powder. In addition, wheat grass juice powder tends to contain more chlorophyll and antioxidant enzymes that help our bodies combat oxidative stress.
On the other hand, grass powders are bulkier and less nutrient-dense. This means they have more fiber, but fewer available nutrients. And the fiber from grass powders can be tough to digest for some individuals and can cause digestive distress, like temporary bloating and gas.
Do juice powders taste better?
In short, yes! Juice powders tend to be sweeter and more vibrant-tasting than grass powders. They are also much smoother and less gritty, allowing the juice powder to dissolve more easily in liquids, 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:
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. To sum up what we’ve learned, here’s what to look for to ensure you get the highest quality, purity, potency, and health benefits out of your super greens:
- 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 and grown without pesticides and herbicides for 100% pure nutrition
When making our Organic Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Organic Barley Grass Juice Powder, and Pure Synergy® Organic Superfood, we’re sure to check off all these boxes, and you can taste and feel the difference.
We know that searching for supplements can be overwhelming, and 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 you receive maximum benefits from all that we do and all that we create.