FAQ

How is wheatgrass gluten free?

People often ask how our wheatgrass can be gluten free. Gluten does, after all, come from wheat. What most people don't know is that gluten does not develop until the seed stage of growth. We harvest our wheatgrass right until we detect gluten development - at which point, we cease production. We test our production daily to ensure that our product is completely gluten free.

What is the difference between indoor vs outdoor grown wheatgrass?

You might not realize that there are two very different types of wheatgrass. Many are familiar with the sprouted grass they see in juice bars, grown indoors under artificial lights on a tray in about 7 - 10 days. Indoor grass has a high level of simple sugars which explains the syrupy taste and quick burst of energy that users sometimes experience right after drinking the juice. There can be a nasty bitter after taste, and many have instantaneous headaches and nausea within seconds and are told that they are “detoxifying” or having a “healing crisis.”

Click here for more information on why we grow outdoors. 

Why does your wheatgrass taste so different?

Evergreen’s grass is grown outdoors in the soil and sunshine.  Matured and sweetened by having a deeper root structure, the grass matures past being a sprout into a deep green leafy vegetable.  The simple sugars of the sprout develop into complex carbohydrates giving it a smooth taste that many compare to green tea or watermelon rind.

Is organically grown food considered healthier than conventionally grown food?

The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products. A big difference is in soil fertility. Organic farms rotate their crops which add to the nutritious value of the food you are eating to ensure you get more vitamins and minerals in the same volume of food.

Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. We don’t use conventional methods to fertilize or control weeds. For example: rather than using chemical weed killers, we rotate our crops, till between the rows, and use the old fashion method of hoeing in the fields. If you see a field with no weeds, it is most likely there has been the use of some sort of weed killer. If you look closely at our pictures, you will see a few weeds among our grass.

Avoiding pesticides and chemicals is another good reason to eat organic foods because pesticides can be absorbed into the food and leave trace residues. When you eat a plant sprayed with chemicals, you may also be eating those chemical residues.

Evergreen is Organic, meaning we have met the standards and regulations required to call our product "Organic".

Why is being "Organic" so important and how is that status maintained?

Organic means that a product has been audited by an accredited body and complies with all relevant certified organic standards. Being organic means you can be confident about our juice. Evergreen wheatgrass juice is certified organic with Pro-Cert Organic, recognized by the USDA. Evergreen also adheres to the organic standard that prohibits GMOs of any kind. Many companies claim to be organic, but unless they are certified and have proof to back it up, there is really no way to be certain.

To maintain organic status, companies must submit to regular inspection and comply with USDA organic standards at every link in the chain, from the farms to the finished product.

Does freezing kill the enzymes?

Much of our grass is planted in the fall and will grow a few inches before winter blankets it with snow. If freezing killed enzymes (the life force) then our grass wouldn’t continue to grow in the spring after thawing.

Freezing extends the life of wheatgrass because it slows down the oxygenation responsible for degenerating and immobilizing the life force released upon thawing. Many frozen vegetables are blanched before freezing to kill the enzymes and add shelf life. Evergreen does not do that.

Evergreen uses a blast freezer to flash-freeze the product. Analysis after freezing shows that all nutrients are preserved; especially the chlorophyll.

How many ounces can I consume in a day?

The average person can take 2-4 ounces daily, but no more than 2 ounces per occasion. We recommend consuming first thing in the morning as most people experience a natural boost of energy that will help carry them through the day.

Can I take wheatgrass juice when I am allergic to wheat?

Wheat matures from a grain to a sprout to a vegetable and then back to a grain that we use in bread and baked goods. Since we catch it in the third stage, it doesn’t contain gluten (a protein found in the grains of wheat, barley and rye). At this stage, it is a vegetable - not a grain: it does not contain gluten. This means it is safe, even for those with wheat allergies. At this time, when it looks like common grass, it is harvested, juiced and frozen.

Is the packaging BPA free?

Yes. Our packaging is entirely free of Bisphenol-A, and we encourage you to recycle your used packaging!

What is HPP (High Pressure Processing)?

High pressure processing (HPP) is an all-natural method in which fruits and vegetables are processed under very high pressure. The process kills harmful organisms and bacteria without compromising the nutritional value. Unlike heat pasteurization, HPP retains the taste, texture, nutrients, and quality of the ingredients. It also extends the shelf life of our juices, so you have more time to enjoy them!

Shipping?

For shipping policy, please visit of our shipping page.

Are you available in Canada?

Yes, we are available in select retail stores at the moment and we will be adding the ability to order online in the near future. To find out which stores we are available in or to be notified when online ordering becomes available, please reach out to customerservice@evergreenjuices.com

Are you available in retail stores?

Yes, we are available in select retail stores at the moment across both Canada and the United States. To find out which stores we are available in, please reach out to customerservice@evergreenjuices.com