Upon inspection of the nutritional value of the tin you will see per 100g of Barley Grass Powder it has:
- Protein 29g
- Carbs 3.4g
- Fat 2.5g
- Fibre 39g
If you are a person who has an innate understanding of the compositional value of foods this will scream at you, as it did at me.
I didn’t at 1st understand how Barley, which is a grain, could yield such results, on further reading I realised what makes this possible.
In making Barley Grass Powder the grass is cut at an earlier stage than usual, a stage where it is at it’s nutritional peak.
At approx 12-16cm tall the grass has absorbed much of the nutrients from the soil, nutrients it will lose if allowed to develop to it’s grain stage.
The taste of barley grass powder is pretty much what you would expect from a grass, but in powder form is quite mild as opposed to drinking a fresh grass smoothie.
A great source of Calcium and vitamins, aswell as Protein and Fibre make this superfood a must have in the cupboard.