Wheat Grass: A Functional Food

Fredrick Onyango Ogutu, Shadrack Isaboke Makori, Christine Wanja Maringa, Daniel Lemtukei, Gertrude Okiko, Susan Luvita


The paper explores basics of wheat grass cultivation and health enhancing ability. Wheat grass has been of high interest to cancer functional food researchers, pharmacologists and biochemists and natural cure reactionaries due to its involvement in heavy metal chelation, anti-carcinogenic agent, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic and anti-anaemic activity among other functions. The juice, tablet or powder is the key forms that the grass is consumed. Previous studies have shown that wheat grass is effective anti-anaemic agent which has given it the name green blood.  In this review, we focused on wheat grass as a functional food with respect to its ability to manage/control or prevent a range of diseases in respect to its components.

Keywords: Antioxidant, Anti-diabetes, Anticancer, composition

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