Wheatgrass Express is the one stop shop in NWA for seeds, sprouts and growing equipment. At the front of the building, there is a small retail store that offers various types of high quality, organic seeds; equipment to grow sprouts and wheatgrass; and a reasonably priced hand juicer.
The growing facility is very clean, bright and open. The grass and sprouts are grown on trays and are carefully managed. There is a system in place for making the grass grow at an even height. Wheatgrass Express does custom orders for various restaurants and juice bars throughout the region.
I must admit that my favorite part of the tour was when Ross pulled out some cups and asked if I wanted to try a fresh wheatgrass shot!
The shot was bright green, smooth and had a sweet after taste. Two of the health benefits that I like are the shots stimulate the thyroid gland and increase energy levels. You can read about all of the health benefits on the Wheatgrass Express website.
Ross was such a great host and sent me home with a couple of bags of sprouts to try. I couldn't resist and started to munch on the sunflower sprouts on the way home, pretty delicious! I have been using the sprouts on wraps and toppings for various dishes such as chili and stir fry, they add a nice crunch.
Don't be afraid to try a green shot of wheatgrass packed full of antioxidants, you may end up craving the shots like I do.
You can also find Wheatgrass Express on Facebook. Let me know if you have any experience with wheatgrass shots or how you use sprouts in cooking.