Wheatgrass can be traced back in history over 5000 years, to ancient Egypt and perhaps even early Mesopotamian civilizations. It is purported that ancient Egyptians found sacred the young leafy blades of wheat and prized them for their positive affect on their health and vitality. It provides a good source of dietary fiber and dietary minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and especially manganese. It has more iron, potassium, phosphorous and magnesium than any other grain. Combined with corn or wheat flour, it makes “almost” a perfect protein.