I went a summer bbq recently where the host had these great, yet simple centerpieces of wheatgrass. She picked up the wheatgrass at her local grocery store. She used cute wooden boxes lined with a plastic plant liner and placed several wheatgrass plants in each box. It was a hot day where any flowers would have felt the heat but the wheatgrass lasted all day and I bet would last several days with a little water.
With Spring around the corner, there are lots of cheaper alternatives to fresh cut flowers. You could use petals, or you could skip the flowers all together. How simply elegant is this vibrant wheatgrass and lemon centerpiece?
I came across it last weekend while at a crab-feed fund raiser for the 49ers. Instantly hundreds of varieties come to mind: place limes in the middle for a St. Patrick's Day party or scatter dyed eggs in the grass for an Easter brunch. At only $11.00 a tray, fresh wheatgrass is affordable and fabulous.
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I've read about how great wheatgrass is for the body (starting tomorrow it will be part of my diet) and was wondering if you will ever do a post about it? Thanks in advance!
Having tried wheatgrass a few times and not being able to handle the taste, I applaud the strength of your palate. I must say though that the jury is still out regarding all the benefits this drink supposedly offers. Wheatgrass juice is extracted from quick growing red wheat sprouts, and it is 70 percent chlorophyll. It tastes, unsurprisingly like freshly cut grass, with hints of asparagus. A shot of the juice joint costs anywhere from $2 to $3 for an ounce.
The health claims made by wheatgrass juice companies range from preventing tooth decay and gray hair, detoxing the liver and blood, as well as aiding in the prevention and curing of cancer. However, none of these claims have been supported by scientific study. There is some evidence wheatgrass juice can help manage the painful symptoms of ulcerative colitis, inflammation of the lining of the colon and rectum.
To see what vitamins and minerals wheatgrass has to offer, read more