Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) is rich in a number of vitamins and other trace elements. It is said to have healing properties, although this has not been scientifically proven.
The first sprouted leaf of the common wheat plant is used. The leaves are pressed for smoothies or made into a dried powder for use as a food supplement.
Wheatgrass tastes slightly bitter and is reminiscent of raw spinach. Unlike wheat grain, it is gluten-free.
Wheatgrass is highly perishable. It should therefore be stored at fridge temperature and prepared or consumed quickly.