Have you heard of wheatgrass, but found it too expensive to go to the store for it? Juicing wheatgrass at home can be an economical solution, but you’ll need two things. 1) Access to freshly grown wheatgrass, either by a supplier or grown at home and 2) A suitable wheatgrass juicer for your needs.
When choosing a juicer for wheatgrass, there are a few things you should ask yourself. Firstly, you should consider if you plan to juice all kinds of produce, or just wheatgrass. If you want to juice all kinds of produce, and only plan on juicing a few ounces at a time of wheatgrass, a multi-purpose juicer like the Omega 8006 Juicer is best. The Omega has the greatest range of fruits and vegetables which it can juice.
If, however, you already own a regular juicer or know you will be juicing larger amounts of wheatgrass (over 3 ounces) nearly every day, a dedicated electric wheatgrass juicer will be best. Yes there are manual wheatgrass juicers out there, but most people never use them. Manual wheatgrass juicers, while cheaper (50-100 dollars), are often difficult to use, and can damage your counter-tops. Electric wheatgrass juicers can range from 140-300 dollars, but you’ll actually use them.
Remember, never juice wheatgrass in a blender or centrifugal juicer. Wheatgrass must be juiced in a masticating (grinding) juicers, which uses augors, not blades. Because of wheatgrass’ fibrous nature, it quickly dulls blades of the other types of machines, and loses nutrients from the heat and high speeds of processing.
An affordable electric wheatgrass juicer was developed by Perfect Foods, the largest indoor wheatgrass growers in the world since 1982. The Dr. Squeeze Green Queen juicer is small, powerful, and very efficient at getting the most juice out of your wheat grass. Perfect Foods will cover parts under warranty for a year, and will provide you with one-on-one customer service in helping you use your machine. It is our opinion that the Dr. Squeeze – Green Queen is the Best Wheatgrass Juicer for use at home.