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Plants are the main source of oxygen for all forms of life on planet Earth. They also represent the primary source of all that is of nutritional value. Due to modern living conditions such as stress, smog and noise pollution, we now need more vital substances then we did a decade ago. Barley grass extract can provide vital substances that are no longer adequately present in our food.
Doctor Yoshihide Hagiwara, discoverer of the nutritional benefits of barley grass, called barley grass powder “nature’s best fast food”. He was a world-renowned scientist who has developed over 200 successful formulas. After researching over 150 types of grasses, plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs, he discovered that young barley grass is “one of the most nutritionally balanced foods in nature”.
During his research, he has also realised that the body more easily absorbs nutrients and enzymes from a juice powder, than from a whole leaf product. In order to capture and protect the delicate nutrients and enzymes, Dr. Hagiwara developed a unique extraction and spray dry process which earned him Japan’s prestigious Science and Technology Award. The same process is used in our Organic Jade GreenZymes® barley grass powder supplement.
We use a special seed that produces a large, broad thick grass, which is ideal for juicing. This is grown in rich fertile topsoil and only in the colder seasons to allow the barley to grow slowly in order to absorb all the nutrients in the soil. The barley grass is then harvested at 12-18 inches high, when the nutrients are at their peak and the blades are thick and loaded with juice.
Immediately after harvest, the barley grass is taken to the factory where the process of turning it into powder begins. The leaves are repeatedly washed and rinsed with fresh, pure water. Then, they are chopped to 1-2 inches and put through several stages of crushing where the fibre is separated from the juice.
After the juice is extracted, it’s sent to a vacuum evaporating system where it becomes concentrated. When the concentration process is over, the juice is spray dried using Dr. Hagiwara’s award-winning method at low temperatures. This method allows the enzymes and the nutrients to remain active and bioavailable. The spray-dried powder is granulated and transformed into uniformly sized granules that are easily dissolvable into liquid.
Throughout every step of the manufacturing process, rigorous quality control testing is performed, from checking the soil to testing the finished product.
Nikken’s Jade GreenZymes® formula is kosher and vegan, providing a fresh, clean taste and is Organic certified by the Soil Association.
Barley grass is so nutrient-dense that it can supply complete nutritional support.
Barley juice powder supports good health by providing:
- Antioxidant enzymes: particularly, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and nitrogen reductase
- Antioxidant bioflavonoids: a number of C-glycosylflavones, including saponarin and lutonarin
- Eight essential amino acids, making it an extremely rich source of protein, with 15 times more protein than milk
- Minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper
- Vitamins: beta-Carotene, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, pantothenic acid, lutein and folic acid
With so many nutrients, barley juice powder offers extensive health benefits.