Wheatgrass vs. Grains
Wheatgrass is the YOUNG GRASS sprouted from wheat grains, which has been allowed to grow for 7 to 8 days. Wheat grains, on the other hand, are the seeds of the wheat plant.
Wheatgrass is juiced or powdered and taken because of its huge amount and high level content of nutrients which include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, phytochemicals and more than 100 types of enzymes. Wheat grains are eaten or added to food (like bread, biscuits, cookies, cakes) to increase its fiber content.
Wheatgrass or sprout does not contain gluten thus will not cause gluten-related allergies. In contrast, some people are allergic to wheat grains because it contains gluten.