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Wheatgrass is known for its variety of health benefits…but its taste is another story.
In a series about Southern grandmother’s reactions to various new-age things, Southern Living gets quite a few to try a shot of wheatgrass.
Dating back to the 1930s, wheatgrass has been used in the Western world as a result of a chemists experiments and his tries at popularizing the plant. Since that time, the plant has been known as a great source of nutrition, and some even believe that it can cure cancer – although no scientific evidence supports the latter.
The taste has been another point of controversy with the plant. Some say that it just simply tastes bad, however, many feel that the preparation of the wheatgrass juice is the key to making it taste better. Some people have said that “well-prepared wheatgrass juice should taste nice, like eating a raw salad or drinking carrot juice.”
A group of about six or eight Southern grandmothers sit down and take a break from their traditional food staples to try this newfound health juice.
Although the jury is still out on what wheatgrass should “officially” taste like, we think that their reactions will speak for themselves!
Some of these well-aged ladies think that it doesn’t taste too terrible, but others say something a bit different.
“I think it needs some alcohol in it,” says one.
Check out the hilarious full video below!