CERTIFIED ORGANIC BARLEY GRASS SUPPLEMENTS: The Difference Processing Makes
Critical differences exist between the processing technique that Green Foods Corporation uses to capture the nutrition of barley grass juice and the other common dehydration techniques.
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How does Green Foods Corporation Processes Its Barley Grass?
First, and foremost, we grow our barley grass using certified organic farming methods in the rich, fertile soil of the Oxnard Plains in southern California. Every year or two, the fields are rotated with legume crops in order to replenish the soil. We use only natural, organic methods of pest control, including friendly insects like ladybugs. The barley grass in Green Magma and our other Magma products is certified organic. In early 2001, we will have a 100% organic Green Magma available.
But organic growing is only part of the story – state-of-the-art organic processing methods developed by our founder, Dr. Hagiwara, are required in order to ensure a highly nutritious product that contains active enzymes. Green Foods Corporation uses an expensive temperature-controlled, multi-step process that gently extracts the nutrient-rich juice from barley grass and then spray-dries it into a powder, which protects and stabilize the enzymes, vitamins and other phytonutrients
After extensive laboratory testing, Dr. Hagiwara discovered that the juice of young green barley plants had the greatest number of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and chlorophyll, of any of the 200 different types of green leafy plants, grasses and herbs he examined. His next step was to develop a technique that would protect these nutrients in powder form. Since Green Foods Corporation's 1969 patent of a process that is one of the most expensive and sophisticated in the natural foods industry, Dr. Hagiwara has grown, harvested and processed powdered juice from barley plants in Japan. In 1990, he opened a second 52,000-square-foot processing facility near the Pacific Ocean in Oxnard, California. Our facility in Oxnard is just minutes away from the fertile fields where we grow barley grass and other crops. The proximity of the fields to the processing plant ensures maximum freshness of Green Magma and our other products.