Wheat Grass...Can I Use Oat Grass?

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-01-30 19:21:55 -0600
Started 2012-01-29 02:45:34 -0600

For all of you health food junkies out there I have a question.

I recently purchased some oats and threw them into my garden as ground cover after the freeze got my garden. Now I have all this wonderful oat grass in there I was wondering if it has similar nutritional values to taking a shot of wheat grass? I have also thought about tossing some into my salads.

Any ideas on this? I would appreciate your input.


10 replies

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2012-01-29 15:36:12 -0600 Report

Personally Gabby I would till the oats into your garden when it is time to work the soil. It will help nurish your soil and the foods that you like the taste of once grown. But if you really want to use it as oatgrass you might try adding the juice to a soup or stew?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-29 15:47:24 -0600 Report

We will till it all under. There is way too much for me to consume. I just hate to waste something if I can make a use out of it. Maybe I could dehydrate it. Though I understand that drinking a "grass" shot it has to be fresh. How much more fresh can it get than picking it, juicing it and drinking it?

Kirla
Kirla 2012-01-29 10:08:42 -0600 Report

I did a google search and it appears to be close to wheat grass. In one article I read they juiced it. Said to start with a small amount at first. A tablespoon or so. Also said you can add it to another beverage to dilute the taste if needed. Whenever I need some information for something I use google. Works great for me.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-29 15:29:21 -0600 Report

I usually look stuff up too, but it is good to get input from people here. I kind of figured it would be the same...now I just have to go harvest some and take a shot.
Do you drink wheatgrass?

Kirla
Kirla 2012-01-29 16:02:14 -0600 Report

I used wheat grass for about a week. We bought some at BJS on sale. It didn’t spike my blood sugar after drinking it. Didn’t notice any changes in my blood sugar either good or bad. I might have decided to drink it longer but I felt it was a little expensive. In one of the articles I read about oat grass they say you can buy it and grow it. Maybe if I can find some I might try and grow it and see how it works. If it works for the bull then I should give it a try also.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-30 11:22:15 -0600 Report

That is why I was wondering. I can grow my own wheat grass too, but we are trying to cut wheat way back, so we bought some oats instead. The ground cover is for the garden, but I though it might be cool to use some of it for a try. I know it is best if used fresh picked and drink immediately after juicing.

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