The Ultimate Guide to Wheat Grass vs Barley Grass


We hear about wheat grass and barley grass frequently in the wellness world but what exactly do these famous greens have to offer nutritionally, and what’s the difference between the two?

Similarities between Barley Grass and Wheat Grass

Source Of Chlorophyll

Both wheat grass and barley grass provide a source of chlorophyll, the green, magnesium-rich pigment found in plants. Chlorophyll has many potential benefits including boosting red blood cells, helping with weight loss, healing damaged skin and neutralizing toxins.

Nutrient Dense

Barley grass and wheat grass contain a wide range of nutrients, including vitamins A, C, E, K and folate, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. These superfoods also include the antioxidant superoxiode dis-mutase and vital amino acids.

Maintains The Acid Alkaline Balance Of The Body

Drinking wheat grass juice restores alkalinity in the blood by reducing acidity levels in the body. This provides a range of health benefits, including higher mental alertness, improved memory, healthier muscle tissues and ensures proper functioning of your cells in your body.

Differences between barley grass and wheat grass

  • Protein: Wheat grass contains a slightly higher protein percentage than barley grass.

  • Taste: Barley grass is considered to have a more mild taste than wheat grass, which is a little bitter.

  • Source: Barley grass is from the young shoots of the barley plant while wheat grass is from the young shoots of the wheat plant.

So which should you buy, Barley Grass or Wheat Grass?

As you can see, both grasses offer substantial nutritional benefits, with many customers alternating between buying these two superfoods, as they’re fans of both. 

Ideally though, a mixture of grasses will provide you with the broadest nutritional intake. Don’t forget to dose up on green vegetables as well, to further boost your daily consumption of nutrients.

For a super duper combination, you can also add in superfoods Spirulina and Chlorella, like we did with Morlife's Alkalising Greens range. It’s a unique blend of certified Spirulina, chlorella, 18+ potent fruit and vegetable extracts, with specially selected alkalising minerals, prebiotics, probiotics, energising herbs, Chinese mushroom extracts, fibre, and antioxidants.


Super Greens Juice Idea with Wheat Grass & Barley Grass

There’s no more satisfying way to start the morning than with a fresh green juice smoothie. Here’s one of our favourites:


1 tsp barley grass

1 tsp wheat grass

(or 2 tsp of Morlife Alkalising Greens)

½ cup spinach leaves

2 apples, sliced into quarters

¼ pineapple, chopped roughly

½ lime, peeled


Juice all ingredients together and enjoy!


Now that you know what you’re working with, try our popular 100% Pure Wheat Grass Powder, an Organic and Vegan superfood suitable for all the family!

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