Pines - Barley Grass Powder 100% Pure - 10 oz. (280g)
Dark green leafy vegetables provide your cells with the food they need. When your cells are properly fed, your whole being feels increased energy and radiant health.
But how can you get the 5 servings of leafy green vegetables you need every day without a whole new diet?
Pines Barley Grass Powder is the answer (for those who prefer its taste over that of wheat grass). It’s a whole food loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll, fiber and many more nutrients your body needs every day. Convenient and concentrated! No fat! No cholesterol!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Pines have stem removal equipment?
What can Pines Wheat Grass do for me?
Or put another way: what can eating enough green vegetables every day do for you?
Hundreds of private and government studies suggest that increased consumption of vegetables may reduce incidence of cancer and heart disease, and lead to fewer health problems across the board. However, if you are in among the 9 of every 10 people who fail to eat at least 3-5 servings of vegetables every day, you clearly could use a convenient source of greens.
Pines Wheat Grass is that source. In less than a minute a day and for about 25 cents, you can have a serving of a nutritious dark green vegetable. How is that possible? Pines Wheat Grass is nutritionally equivalent to a spinach salad, but much more concentrated.
How much more? Seven tablets or one teaspoon of powder supplies about the same nutrition as a serving of spinach.*
* Based on a 50 gram serving of spinach
What is Wheat Grass?
Pines Wheat Grass is the young wheat plant, grown under optimum conditions, carefully harvested at it’s nutritional maximum, dehydrated, and bottled for your convenience. For more details, click on the following links:
Jointing Stage: When Wheat Grass Reaches Maximum Nutrition
Wheatgrass or Wheat Grass: The Differences Between Tray-Grown and Pines
Nutritional Comparison: Common Green Vegetables vs Pines Wheat Grass
What is the recommended serving size, and servings per day?
For Pines Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, or Alfalfa:
7 tablets or 1-1/4 teaspoon of powder (3.5 grams) is the recommended serving size.
The benefits of eating your greens every day come from consistency over time, which is why Pines emphasizes the convenience of their products.
When is the best time to take Pines' products?
The USDA's new MyPlate says that you should eat more vegetables than any other food and it really doesn't matter when you eat your vegetables. Other primates such as gorillas are massive and strong animals with similar digestives systems to ours, and they eat massive quantities of green. That is why nearly every health professional and even the government says vegetables should be the foundation for health.
You may want to consume Pines Wheat Grass (or Pines Barley Grass or Pines Alfalfa) between meals with a good amount of water or other liquid. This helps your body take full advantage of the nutrients without competing with other foods, and may also take the edge off your hunger so you don’t eat as much at meals. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon are great times for a green energy pick-me-up.
However, what’s most important is that you use our greens at a whatever time that is convenient for you, including before, with or after your meal. The important point is that eat plenty of greens every day. For some people, that means right away in the morning, or right before bed. That way you are sure to start (or end) your day on a healthy note.
Are Pines products organic?
Pines Wheat Grass Powder, Barley Grass Powder, Wheat Grass Juice Powder, and Beet Juice Powder contain only organic ingredients.
Pines Wheat Grass Tablets, Barley Grass Tablets, and Alfalfa Tablets contain more than 98% organic ingredients.
Is Pines Wheat Grass equal to a shot of fresh wheatgrass juice?
The nutritional profiles of Pines Wheat Grass dehydrated whole leaf tablets and fresh juice are quite different, so any comparison is a rough estimate. Given that, roughly 1/2 teaspoon or about three tablets will offer similar nutrition to an ounce of fresh juice.
However, there’s much more to the story.
Differences in soil conditions, growing time and environment lead to significant differences in nutritional content. Pines Wheat Grass is much more nutritionally concentrated and complete than fresh wheatgrass juice.
Because Pines Wheat Grass is grown as nature intended through cold months, outdoors in temperatures that are often freezing at night, it can grow slowly as nature intended. That results in a naturally concentrated, dark green leafy vegetable that provides a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more, which are too numerous to be shown in our nutritional analysis. Greenhouse or tray grown wheatgrass juice, while highly regarded by many, simply is not given the time to develop fully, and can’t compare nutritionally with wheatgrass grown the way nature intended. It is grown far too quickly, and instead of seeds being an inch or so apart as is natural to wheatgrass, the seeds are placed right next to each other, making it impossible for the plant to develop properly. These crowded conditions as well as unnaturally warm temperatures and humidity leads to mold and bacteria that can make the juice often taste bad and can lead some people to stomach upset.
And finally, Pines Wheat Grass costs between 20 cents and 50 cents per serving, while a shot of wheatgrass juice at the store can be $2.00 or more per serving. And most find that juicing wheatgrass at home is inconvenient, messy, and not economical when time and equipment is taken into account. For more information on this subject, please check out our article on Myths about Wheatgrass.
I am allergic to wheat/gluten. Is it safe to eat Pines Wheat Grass?
Pines recommend you check with your doctor or allergist to be certain, but it is likely to be perfectly safe.
As you probably know, wheat allergies are usually a reaction to the gluten found in the wheat berry. Pines Wheat Grass is a vegetable, harvested before the wheat plant forms the grain (berry), and it is after during the transition from vegetable to grain that gluten begins to form.
Pines has done multiple tests on our whole leaf products and never had a detectable amount of gluten in their whole leaf wheat grass or barley grass.
Pines is very careful to harvest their wheatgrass at the jointing stage and to harvest above the joint so that no gluten is in the product. Further, they test each batch to make sure that the product can be considered gluten free. Other companies harvest their products after the jointing stage which allows gluten to be in the finished product. With Pines Wheat Grass, you can be assured their wheatgrass is being harvested at the correct time and that it has been tested to make sure they can say it is gluten free.
Can I take Pines Wheat Grass during pregnancy?
Pines Wheat Grass (or Barley Grass, or Alfalfa) is perfectly safe to take before, during, and after pregnancy.
In fact, it’s probably smart to eat Pines Wheat Grass and other organically grown greens during pregnancy, since they are a good source of folic acid, as well as many other important nutrients.
Pines Wheat Grass is also safe and nutritious for babies and children. Many mothers mix Pines Wheat Grass Powder with their baby's food. Often, these babies grow up loving green vegetables.
Which is better, Barley Grass or Pines Wheat Grass?
There is little nutritional difference between Pines Wheat Grass and Pines Barley Grass.
However, barley grass products that Pines has tested from other companies have proven to be nutritionally inferior to Pines grasses, sometimes significantly inferior.
For those new to the grasses, they usually recommend Pines Wheat Grass based on reports from customers that they prefer the taste over barley grass.
What makes Pines Wheat Grass better than other Wheat Grass or Barley Grass?
The simplest answer is that Pines Wheat Grass (and Pines Barley Grass) offer more nutrients per penny than any other wheat grass or barley grass products on the market.
A few other reasons you may feel better buying from Pines:
Pines was the first company to offer wheat grass and barley grass to the natural foods market starting in 1976. Before natural food stores, Cerophyl was the multivitamin of choice for thousands of Americans starting in 1932 and was available in pharmacies. It was prescribed by doctors for numerous conditions based on research published in Medical Journals.. Cerophyl was simply dehydrated cereal grass, grown and processed in much the same way Pines is and packaged in the same oxygen-free amber glass bottles with the special caps designed by Dr. Charles F. Schnabel, "the father of wheatgrass."
Pines grows and processes their products in rich glacial soils, and are owned by mostly local shareholders who share their goals about organic farming and stewardship of the land. The majority of profits go into wildlife refuges, converting land to organic farming and profit sharing with their employee community.
Additionally, there are differences between green foods packaged in plastic versus their nitrogen-packed amber glass, including:
1. Glass is completely non-toxic.
2. The oxygen-free atmosphere inside their glass bottles stops oxidation. The only other way to stop oxidation is to freeze the product.
3. Even after being opened, glass bottles keep product fresher than plastic. Plastic is a porous material that cannot hold a 100% nitrogen environment. Glass is not porous and gives off no chemical residue.
4. So, if you want the best, look for products packaged by Pines under their rigid quality control standards.
Pines International is a successful international company that is still owned by the original founders and stockholders, plus some farmers and employees they worked with along the way.
They strive to provide the best possible green food products to their customers, to help protect and restore farmland and wildlife areas, and to support their local and global community.
While many people remember 1976 as our country’s bicentennial, for Ron Seibold and Steve Malone, it was the year they realized that wheat grass had the potential to provide balanced nutrition for millions of people. With that realization, they decided to found the first green foods company in the United States. Profits earned would provide the seed money to purchase land in danger of being commercially developed, and to establish organic farming communities and wildlife refuges that would work with the land in a sustainable manner. Ron and Steve saw this as an opportunity to pursue their dream of building a business while staying connected to the land they grew up on, and working with neighbors to develop a sustainable community.
Ron: “The first ideas that lead to Pines occurred in 1972 when I lived in Colorado and found myself participating in the destruction of some beautiful farmland outside of Fort Collins. I didn’t drive the bulldozers or swing the hammers that built those rows of homes on that fertile soil, but I participated in preparing slide presentations and other materials that led to the destruction. Seeing that river bottom land being dug up for basements and the black soil covered with turf caused me to quit my job and spend my time trying to find more sustainable methods of community development.”
“During the next four years, I studied communities throughout the world. I also learned what Native Americans had to say about the role of man, nature and community. I looked for solutions that would protect the rapidly diminishing farmland and wildlife areas while providing quality lifestyles for residents. My post-graduate degree in rural sociology and those four years of independent research led me to clear goals for community development. These goals set in motion the forces that led to Pines.”
“What I felt I needed was seed money to buy farms near growing cities. The farms could be developed in a way that would preserve farmland and wildlife areas while giving residents magnificent home sites. Residents of these communities could be connected in a spiritual way with the land and the natural ecosystem. In 1975, I discovered cereal grass and realized that this food would provide the necessary capital for these projects while helping millions of people find better health.”
“A year later, I met Steve in Hays Kansas. Steve saw in Pines a means to fulfill his own dreams. Together, we saw Pines as a means for others to fulfill their dreams as well. So in 1976, we decided to find people to join us. Steve invested all of his money: $50. At the time, I had no money, but could and did join in contributing time to fulfill our rapidly growing vision. We began to talk to other potential investors. Most were in the same financial shape as the two of us . . . poor. The majority of investments were for $50 or $100.”
“Other stock was issued for services. We paid employees in stock. We paid processors in stock. We paid farmers in stock. We issued a total of $40,000 in stock, but only $8,000 was for cash. The rest was for services. Over the next two years, more than 200 people invested, not because they expected big returns, but because they believed in our corporate concepts.”
The Dream is Reality
Today, Pines International is a successful international company, and is still owned by the original founders and stockholders, plus some farmers and employees they met since then. Pines utilizes over 3,000 acres of fertile Kansas land to supply the demand for their natural multivitamins. Pines Wheat and Barley Grass tablets and powders and other premium products are found in over 7,000 health food stores nationwide, and exported to more than 20 foreign countries. They look forward to continuing to pursue their original goals far into the next century.
From their fields, to your shelves, Pines products are made with the utmost care, with the focus on creating and maintaining maximum nutritional value every step of the way. Beyond that, they aim to have minimal negative impact on their environment, and where possible, restore and protect what has been damaged by the shortsighted farming and development activities of others.
Additionally, they try to infuse an ecological perspective into every aspect of their operations. They recycle their office paper, cardboard, and shipping pallets. They use recycled paper in all their printed materials. They print their promotional Pines t-shirts on organic, unbleached cotton with a company that uses water-based inks. And they continually look for new ways to conserve natural capital, whether it be energy, trees, water, or the cleanliness of the air we all breathe.