Saturday, December 4, 2010

Outdoor Herb Helpers

Let's face it! When many of us drive by that perfectly groomed lawn with streamlined shrubs and elegantly trimmed turf like grass we tend to give an over welcomed stare. Now imagine that same lawn with elegantly flapping butterflies, colorful hummingbirds hovering about, and less of those bothersome insect invaders. Imagine achieving all this by simply planting some of natures miracles - herbs. Herbs have been grown and enjoyed for hundreds of years by mankind. They bring color and beauty to your yard and garden and also serve as tasty spices, creative teas, medicinal extracts, and more. The following tips reveal some additional little known benefits of various herbs. A herb by definition is any "non woody" plant. This applies to any plant with a stem such as dandelions, echinacea, saw palmetto, tarragon, etc etc. We also include several barks and roots of "non herb" trees on our list of valuable herbs such as birch, white willow, and yucca. The list goes on and on.

Who wouldn't love to have a fleet of butterflies and beautiful hummingbirds frequent your palace and browse about your delightful foliage? The hummingbird is a swift flying bird found throughout the United States and South America. There are about twelve different species found in the Eastern United States. The most common seen on the east coast is the ruby-throated hummingbird. This is our favorite bird to watch here outside our little herb store in Daytona Beach - Florida Herb House. What makes this bird a marvel to watch more than any other flying feathered friend is its uncanny ability to hover in flight unlike any other bird. It accomplishes this through the use of its thin blade like wings which can flap over 4000 times per minute. It uses this hovering ability to gather nectar from flowers without having to land on them. It is truly amazing to watch this little guy in action. The secret to attracting hummingbirds is the types of flowers you offer. Hummingbirds have weak spots for certain flowers just as humans have a weak spot for chocolate donuts and ice cream. The secret lies in the flowers of these five herb plants - bergamot, catnip, fennel, passion flower, and sage. The flowers of these herbs are the chocolate donut equivalant to us for butterflies and hummingbirds alike. Plant one of more of these herbs in partial shade, water as neccessary and keep your eyes open for your new vistors.

What other secret qualities do some herb plants offer you ask? Well did you know that there is also a list of herbal plants that act as natural insect repellant? Yes whether it is ants, beetles, flies, or mosquitoes that are being bothersome there is a herb to help. The herbs peppermint, spearmint, and tansy naturally deter ants. Ants dislike the aroma that these plants give off and if they make the mistake of chomping into one of their leaves they will be quickly disappointed. Folks that wish to rid of various types of common beetles can try growing rosemary or wormwood. The constituents of these herbs are not on a beetle's menu. Next is our favorite herb basil. Not only does this fine plant put the finishing touches on your favorite dish but it helps keep the air free from flies. We all know how flies can pose a problem during an outside cookout or quiet dinner meal so keep a few pots rich with basil on hand for those occasions. Just having them nearby will keep flies at bay. The last herb that we use as a natural insect repellant is pennyroyal. Pennyroyal does a fine job letting mosquitoes know who is boss. Try it at your next party. If you live within a few hundred feet of the ocean than many of the above mentioned herbs will simply not be able to survive the added dose of salt spray from the sea. If you still wish to enjoy the benefits and fun of growing herbs in these high salt conditions then there is a golden list of herbs for you. The following herbs thrive well near the ocean and can grow in sand with little or no problems; aloe, bay, lemon balm, juniper, roses, rosemary, sage. Whatever your botanical desires may be we wish all you days and nights be healthy and happy and herb fulfilling. For more information on herbs and spices you can contact Stephen Sharp from Florida Herb House or visit them online at or

Stephen Sharp
Florida Herb House
1648 Taylor Road, # 363
Port Orange, FL 32128

(888) 476-9414

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Florida Herb Gardens Bring Healthy Smiles

If you live in Florida and enjoy herbs, whether they are tossed on your crispy garden salad, in your tea, or mixed in your potpourri, then there is no better time to get out your green thumb and have some fun. Planting and growing herbs is a great way to help the earth and your family. Don't worry if you have never planted a seed before or have been discouraged with past efforts. After reading this article you will be armed with the tools and knowledge to grow just about any herb/spice in the sunny state of Florida. The folks at Florida Herb House in Daytona Beach, Florida have been growing herbs for years in central Florida and have given us some valuable tips on growing herbs in the hot and humid climates of the southern U.S. Their tips and tricks have helped many produce healthy and hearty herb plants.

Growing herbs in Florida is rewarding because a large number of these great plants will keep providing enjoyment throughout the entire year. There are four important factors that must be considered when growing herbs in Florida. They are soil, heat, rain, and frost. The soil found around Florida has been subject to hundreds of years of heat and erosion. Much of it is depleted of its fertile nutrients and minerals. The soil in Florida consists mostly of clay and sand. This is not a problem though as this article will disclose the secrets around tough Florida soil. Next is the scorching heat of the Florida sun. Summer thunderstorms can bring torrential downpours which can overwhelm some sensitive herbs. This along with the high humidity makes Florida much different for herb gardens compared to those grown in northern states. Plants can overheat from high heat or rot away from too much rain. Not a problem though as we have some solutions for that too. Finally is the dreaded frost of cold winter nights. The threat of frost makes gardeners scurry around wildly covering all their vulnerable plants, trees, and shrubs. There is an easy remedy though for this icy phenomenon. With all the talk of herbs some of you are now a bit excited about wooing your friends and family by using your very own home grown parsley as a garnish on top of your next steak dinner or making homemade ice cream from your very own vanilla beans. Thankfully Stephen Sharp, the founder of Florida Herb House, has shared with the most prominent secrets to herb growing success. So lets get started.

The first order of business for your herbs is to decide where you will host your herb garden. Will it be indoors, outdoors, or both? Will you plant in pots, flower beds, or an outdoor herb garden? There are advantages and disadvantages to both. If you decide to grow your herbs indoors,  for one thing frost will not be a factor. Another advantage is the heat and humidity of the summer months will not threaten your plants. A couple of disadvantages though will be the source of light for your herbs. If you use indoor fluorescent lights, then make sure they are giving your plants light for 14-16 hours per day. For plants that will get the benefit of sunshine from a window or lanai, then allow a solid 6-8 hours of natural sunlight per day. Your herbs do need darkness too! In this way our little herb plants are like us. They should receive around 8 hours of darkness per each 24 hour cycle. One other possible problem with growing indoors is your air conditioner. Air conditioners are a must in Florida but for plants they can pose a problem if set at too high a setting. Herbs especially when young will benefit from some degree of humidity. It is best to keep your air conditioner no lower than 77 degrees and 80 degrees is more appropriate for your herbs. As for outdoor growing, it seems herbs just tend to naturally thrive and grow better in their native environment. This does not mean your outdoor basil will tower over your indoor basil by no means. It is just the natural elements of the environment have a nurturing effect on botanical life. The obvious disadvantages of your outdoor garden in Florida are the extreme elements of the environment as we discussed earlier such as frost, thunderstorms, heavy rain, and high heat/humidity. Luckily herb plants are a tough plant species and can forgive you for one or two mistakes during their lifespan. We think the best way to approach this is to select only Florida's strongest herb survivors for your outdoor planting and keep the more delicate herbs inside for growing. Not before becoming more experienced with your herbs should you attempt to raise delicate herbs such as caraway, chamomile, lavender, marjoram, rue, sage, tarragon, or thyme outdoors as these usually fall victim to Florida's hot summer heat.

Next is choosing the herbs you wish to grow. This is one of the most fun parts for most. This obviously is entirely up to you depending on your needs. Some want to grow beautiful flowering herbs for ornamental purposes. Others wish to use their herbs for their cooking needs. Still others have health and medicinal needs for these miracle plants. Whatever your needs may be, there are hundreds and hundreds of different herb varieties to choose from. To list them all would be beyond the scope of this article so we will concentrate on 20 or so of the most popular plants. What we also suggest is starting your herb garden with choices that grow well in Florida. For this list we went again to our friends at Florida Herb House and they shared with us their golden list of the top 22 herb plants for Florida gardens indoors and outdoors. There are as follows; Aloe, Anise, Cardamom, Chicory, Chives, Comfrey, Cilantro, Elderberry, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Gotu Kola, Sage, Horseradish, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Juniper, Peppermint, Spearmint, Oregano, Passion Flower, Rosemary, and Tarragon. Some additional popular herbs that should be grown indoors are Basil, Parsley, Thyme, and Basil - these will not fair well in the Florida heat. All the above mentioned herbs except for Aloe and Lemongrass should survive the Florida winters provided there is no frost. When frost lurks it is best to bring your herbs indoors if possible or cover with a protective blanket. Before you make your final herb selection, it is also wise to approximate how much space will be available for your plants. A good rule of thumb is to allow approximately one square foot of space for each herb. For example, if your herb garden will be 5 feet wide by 4 feet long then you should be able to easily accommodate 17-20 individual types of herbs.

Now it's time to choose seeds and plants. Will you be growing from seeds or starting your garden using young plants? Unless you are just head over heels with seeds then we are going to recommend against it. Sprouting seeds in Florida is more difficult than other states. The first problem is the quality of the seeds available in Florida. The viability of seeds stored in Florida are poor. Sometimes the "sprouting" part is the seed is destroyed only after 6 months or so of storage. Therefore it is very hard to determine if the seeds you buy will sprout. What compounds the problem is that you may think the problem is the way you are planting the seeds and then change up your entire planting method when the whole time it was the seed that was the culprit. If you must plant from seeds then the best way is to gather the seeds direct from the herb plant that you wish to grow. If that is not possible then make sure you purchase quality seeds from a reputable store. Also make sure the seeds you purchase are treated with fungicide to help prevent seed rot. The seeds should have a light pink powder on them, this is the fungicide powder. Store your seeds in zip lock bags, label them accordingly, and then place them in your freezer. Don't worry the cold will not hurt the seeds, it will protect the viability of them for future use. Stephen from Florida Herb House adds, "We rarely grow our herbs from seed here in Florida. The risk of seed rot during germination in Florida is high and happens often with even minor errors in your sprouting techniques. Many times even the best seeds will remain unsprouted or sprout and then just give up. It takes constant care, proper temp's, humidity, food, and water to bring a seed through the first few weeks successfully. Yes it can be done and is done often by gardeners but we opt to eliminate this phase of the growth process which allows more time to concentrate on other areas such as planting new herbs from cuttings, harvesting, and picking our herbs."

The advantage of starting with a young healthy plant rather than seeds is the fact that you can pick and choose from a variety of plants and select the ones that look the best. Now this can serve as your master herb and once it has grown large enough, a cutting can be made and then rooted to form new plants. This saves the many hassles of nurturing a seedling through the first four weeks of intensive care. Many people don't realize the simplicity of rooting plants from simple cuttings. To root any herb from a cutting, you simply snip off 4-8 inches of the plant. Make the cut above one of the plant's nodes (the node is a junction point on the plant where branches form). Also never take too much of the plant, never snip more than one third of the total plant as this can cause undue stress. Next make a diagonal shaped cut at the base of the cutting, this will help with the rooting process. Remove any of the leaves at the bottom of the cutting so you have a clean shaft to plant. Now fill a 4" pot with some quality soil or vermiculite from your local gardening store. Make a hole with your finger a few inches deep or enough to cover the cutting up to its first node. Insert the cutting and firm up the soil around it. Some will also use a root hormone to help speed the rooting process. If you purchase one of these, carefully read the directions and apply it before you plant your cutting. An old wise tale also recommends applying a small amount of saliva for prevention against bacteria and disease. If you do this it is best to use a cotton swab to apply. Don't put the plant in your mouth. Once finished, put your pots in a spot which allows 8-12 hours of sunlight per day and water as neccessary. Humidity is beneficial for your cutting so leaving the pot outside on your lanai or putting it in a ziploc bag is a plus. Now after about 1-2 weeks give your new plant a little tug. If it gives some resistance then it is probably rooted and you have turned your first herb cutting into a new plant! Transplant your new herb using a spoon. Make sure you scoop enough so that the roots are not left behind. Transplant into larger pots or flower beds. If your ultimate goal is to move your new herbs into an outdoor garden wait about 4-6 weeks. You can maximize the growth potential and living conditions for your outdoor herbs by following this great preparation technique. Stephen Sharp from Florida Herb House once again shares his secrets, "If you are getting ready to plant an outdoor herb garden here in Florida, then this procedure has been handed down from past generations and works well for us. After we have a garden marked off, what we do is line the bottom with old newspapers. We use about a section of black and white newspapers. This will help ward off weeds as well as improve soil mineral content and furthermore help with aeration. On top of that, add a mixture of compost and soil. For the compost a blend of grass clippings and brown leaves works well. The compost will rot away and provide nutrients for your herbs. On top of your compost/soil layer add one more thin layer of newspaper, about one or two pages thick will work fine. Top it all off with good soil and your garden is ready for planting. If you find the newspaper is interfering with your planting process, then use a screwdriver to poke through the paper just enough to get your herbs planted. Water your garden well after planting and that's it! As your herbs grow you will want to keep them healthy by providing adequate nitrogen, phosphorous, magnesium, and other food/nutrient enzymes. A quality fertilizer from your local home and garden store should contain all these ingredients. Follow the directions for use, normal applications for fertilizers are about once every couple of months during summer months and less during the remainder of the year. During summer give your plants a daily soaking to dislodge insects and protect from overheating. Pick weeds as they appear for a beautiful looking garden. Take cuttings, harvest your plants for culinary and medicinal needs, and trim plants as needed. You are now on your way to being a true herb gardener! For more information on herbs, visit Florida Herb House at or

Stephen Sharp

Green People United

Florida Herb House

Daytona Beach, FL 32128

(888) 476 9414

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Green Superfood Drink Of The Year

The votes are in and it's an unanimous decision. Florida Herb House in Daytona Beach, Florida has named "Superfood Delight" its best selling green superfood drink of the year. This green healthy drink powder contains the perfect blend of three top green superfood powders including wheatgrass, chlorella, and spirulina. Just a teaspoon per day in your daily health drink or smoothie provides the nutrition of multiple servings of vegetables along with so much more goodness such as chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, proteins, and more.

Rounding out second and third place are two more popular superfood green drink powders, "Wheatgrass Delight," and "Spinach Delight." Florida Herb House's "Wheatgrass Delight" is also a prominent superfood powdered drink mix which is taken as a daily supplement one teaspoon per day also and provides a wealth of nutrition from its ingredients including wheatgrass powder, barleygrass powder, and alfalfa powder. Third on the list of best selling health drink superfood powders was "Spinach Delight." "Spinach Delight" is the perfect mix of spinach powder, wheatgrass powder, and barleygrass powder, another formidable health drink mix. Most of the ingredients used in these drink powders are organically grown or wild harvested which assures the highest in purity and potency for your health needs.

Florida Herb House currently offers about eight exclusive green superfood health drink blends and green juice powders which provides the ultimate compliment of vitamins and minerals like no other supplement around. If you are seeking a means to naturally support longevity and a health body, then look no further than Florida Herb House. Visit them online at,, or Use the coupon FLORIDAHERB for 10-20% off your online order!

Stephen Sharp

Florida Herb House

1648 Taylor Road, # 363

Port Orange, FL 32128

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Florida Herb House Bits - A Look Back At Wheat

The workers at Florida Herb House pack and ship hundreds of pounds of their fresh dried green grass superfood powders every year. Wheatgrass and wheatgrass powder is by far a favorite for its numerous health benefits and powerful immune boosting properties. When we mention the word "wheat," many of us immediately picture a bowl of our favorite cereal or a field full of those golden wheat stalks. Let's take a look back at wheat, the staple food of many countries around the world, and a life saving commodity for several undernourished third world countries.

For thousands of years, wheat has been a main food source around the globe. Worldwide wheat fields account for more than 700 million acres of land and this number increases every year. Imagine how large 14 million bushels of wheat would look when stacked together. This is the approximate number of bushels harvested each year. A typical wheat field will produce anywhere from 15-80 bushels per acre, depending on many variables such as climate, weather, type of wheat, etc., etc. Production of wheat is led by China, USA, and Russia.

Farmers plant the wheat and then harvest it for its grain. The wheat grain or "kernel" is processed for many uses such as wheat flour, wheat bran, wheat germ and even industrial applications such as glue adhesives. The wheat kernels are processed in a multi step procedure. The outer coating of the kernel consists of mostly bran. Under the bran coating is the inner part of the kernel which is made of mostly proteins while the base of the kernel contains the "germ" or wheat germ, as most of us call it. This part of the kernel is where the plant sprouts from and is considered the nerve center of the seed. The remainder of the wheat kernel consists of starch grains and gluten. The gluten is also extracted from the kernel and used to give dough its dense sticky texture.

There are thousands and thousands of classifications and varieties of wheat plants. In 1916 to set some type of basic classification guide the United States adopted the "GSA" Grain Standards Act. This gave a basis for 5 common types of wheat plants. Those became known as Hard Red Winter Wheat, Hard Red Spring Wheat, Soft Red Winter Wheat, Durum Wheat and White Wheat. The winter wheats are more commonly harvested in the USA and produce the most bushels of wheat. These are planted in the fall and harvested in the summer. The difference between the "soft" and "hard" wheat is the climate where it grows. The hard wheat grows best in drier climates such as the Midwest states while the soft wheat is suitable in Eastern states. The top 4 wheat producing states are Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Oklahoma.

Stephen Sharp
Florida Herb House - S. Daytona Beach, FL 32119
(888) 476 - 9414

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Florida Herb House Bits - Dandelion Salad To Go

"May I have a large dandelion salad to go please?" Yes these may be the words you will be hearing at your favorite sub shop soon. Imagine how just ten years ago or so the dandelion was only known as a pesky lawn weed that was nothing more than an eye sore. Well the leaves of the dandelion plant have more health benefits some types of lettuce. delivers about 250 pounds of fresh dried dandelion leaf and dandelion root to customers all around the world and dandelion was atop the best selling herb for October 2010 with wheat grass coming in second and damiana leaf taking third place.

If you are getting tired of tasting the same old salad week after week then may we suggest topping your next salad with a handful of fresh dandelion leaves. Use only fresh picked leaves for your salad. If you wish to try this great health salad then find a safe area marked with dandelion plants and pick a basket. With a scissors cut off the leaves of the plant. The dandelion leaf grows from the base of the plant and has a sawtooth shaped design. After cutting off the leaves place them in a pot of boiling water for approximately three minutes to sterilize them. Then dry and cut the leaves to your desired size. Chill the leaves for about 15 minutes in the freezer and then add to your salad. For more information on organic grown dandelion leaves and roots visit Florida Herb House online at or

The dandelion plant is classified as a herb with a hollow fragile stem. It is a perennial plant found in many part of North America with supporting temperatures and climates. The edible leaved grow from the base of the plant. The dandelion root system grows deep like most taproot plants. Many people love to use the dried root to make a coffee type beverage. Although we have yet to try this we hear that even roasting the root makes for a tasty hot drink. The name "dandelion" was derived from the French word "dentdelion" which means "lion tooth." Dandelion leaves and roots are packed full of of healthy nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll, and more. Another common use for dried dandelion leaves is to make a healthy cup of tea.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wonderful World Of Wheatgrass

     No wonder our freeze dried wheatgrass powder and wheatgrass juice powder has become our best selling geen superfood for 2010. Wheatgrass is being being consumed by more and more people each and every day. Why you ask? First and foremost people in modern day society are opening their eyes and turning their cheek to big name food companies and for a good reason. These brand name foods such mac and cheese, chicken TV dinners, microwave breakfast foods, etc., etc., are produced with additives such as artificial food colors, flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and the list goes on and on.

These additives simply hurt our body, deplete essential nutrients, and cause harm. Nowadays, people are more and more modifying their diets to include organic grown fruits and vegetables, meats from free range animals, and more. On top of this is the increasing education of green superfood powders. These amazing powders such as wheatgrass, barleygrass, spinach, and alfalfa powders are truly a godsend to ones body. Many are choosing a healthier diet along with a daily health shake which may include one or more of these super potent and nutrient dense superfoods. Along with this many are adding flax seeds, frozen fruits, aloe juice, and more into their daily health drink for a blast of nutrients that helps heal and protect our cells.

Did you know wheatgrass is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll? The renewal of blood is due to the similarity of chlorophyll to hemoglobin. Chlorophyll contains magnesium in the central atom, and hemoglobin contains iron. Wheatgrass contains 20% protein, (meat has 17% and eggs have 12%). Protein in grass is in the form of poly peptides, shorter and simpler chains of amino acids which are deposited more efficiently into the bloodstream and blood tissues. Wheat grass contains enzymes which digest the toxins in your body. The toxins accumulated in your body are from foods not able to rid or digest themselves.

Wheatgrass is considered to be a complete food because it contains every amino acid, vitamin, and mineral (some in only trace amounts) necessary for human nutrition. No complete nutrition analysis of wheatgrass or wheatgrass juice is available in the literature. It is mentioned that 1 ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2.5 pounds of vegetables in nutritional value. One ounce of wheatgrass has more vitamin C than one ounce of oranges. One ounce of wheatgrass has twice the vitamin A than in one ounce of  of carrots. It is said that 25 ml of wheatgrass is equivalent in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to a kilogram of fresh garden vegetables in nutritional value.

At Florida Herb  House we sell more wheatgrass powder, wheatgrass juice powder, and other green superfood powders than an other product. our powders are packed fresh to order and stored in optimal conditions away from heat and light. We keep humidity to a minimum and our green su0erfoods keep their potency for along duration. We hope you too will get excited about protecting your family and loved ones from the dangers of GMO (genetically Modified Foods), and processed foods. Visit us online at or for more information on any one of our green superfoods!

Stephen Sharp,
Florida Herb House

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Introducing Our "SuperFood Delight"! - Superfood Powder Blend

Florida Herb House (On Sale At,, and has unveiled their newest superfood powder blend and it is making waves! For those health conscious individuals who seek the highest in health benefits from one product then "SuperFood Delight" is a must have! Just 1-2 teaspoons per day in your health drink gives you enormous nutrition support!

Our superfood delight is a true nutrient dense product. Superfood delight is an equal blend of our Organic Spirulina Powder, Organic Wheatgrass Powder, and all natural Chlorella Powder packed and mixed fresh to order in one of our reusable, resealable bags.

Spirulina is a superfood blue green algae with its rich blend of nutrients is being developed as the "food of the future". This super food has the most remarkable concentration of functional nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and pigments in the most natural and easily absorbable form. Spirulina is a unique source of health protective phytonutrients (plant nutrient) that work in synergy to support continuous release of energy through the day, thereby fight fatigue and also helps to build resistance. It is a complete comprehensive, natural food supplement best suited for all age group.
Composition of spirulina
Phytonutrients 22%
Protein 65%
Carbohydrates 15%
Fats (Lipids) 6%
Vitamins 0.75%
Minerals 8%
Iron 8%
Other Nutrients 4%

Wheatgrass is another superfood packed full of nutrients that are of great benefit to your health. Where does one start when talking about the nutrient content and benefits of wheatgrass juice? Wheatgrass contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino-acids (used to build proteins) and large amounts of chlorophyll. Wheatgrass consists of 70% chlorophyll. This is significant because chlorophyll is very similar in structure to Haemoglobin. Haemoglobin plays a vital part in our red blood cells functionality, enabling the blood to carry oxygen to the different parts of the body, chlorophyll is very similar in structure to Haemoglobin. Because of this chlorophyll is often know as “the blood of plant life” and as such the high levels of chlorophyll found in wheatgrass can be easily absorbed by our bodies and used to rebuild the blood. Read more about wheatgrass health benefits. The high chlorophyll content of wheatgrass also acts as a powerful detoxifier cleansing the liver, cells, tissues and blood. Wheatgrass contains vitamin A, vitamin C, B complex vitamins, vitamins E and K. Wheatgrass also contains 82 out of the 92 minerals found in soil including calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorus and Cobalt.

Chlorella is packed full of amino acids (protein), enzymes (including pepsin for digestion), vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. One could easily live on nothing else. Along with Spirulina, it is one of the world's more perfect and powerful foods. About 60% of Chlorella is protein, which is in the form of amino acids. Chlorella contains 18 of 22 known amino acids and is considered a complete protein, meaning that it has the essential 8 amino acids. It is a far superior protein source to others such as meat, fish and eggs because these are secondary protein, meaning that the amino acids have already been formed into protein to become the flesh of an egg or another animal. When we eat a food such as meat, our bodies must first break down the protein into amino acids then reform them into the proteins that our body needs. This is inefficient and not nearly as effective as simply taking pure amino acids to begin with. There is no other natural source of protein available that provides such a complete and balanced array of amino acids than Chlorella and Spirulina.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Barley Grass Juice Promotes Good Health!

Did you know it takes approx. 100 lbs. of fresh barley grass to produce only about 5 lbs. of juice powder. We purchase our barley grass juice powder with an organic certificate which means it is grown, harvested, and handled according to strict organic standards! Barley grass compares favourably with other greens in respect to both nutrients and cost. It is an excellent and convenient source of green food nutrients. Green food nutrients support healthy blood and circulation. Iron, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12, pyridoxine and protein are all vital for the formation and maintenance of adequate levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Chlorophyll may also be beneficial in these processes. In addition, chlorophyll, vitamin K, and calcium are all involved in blood clot formation and breakdown.
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Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon of our barley grass juice powder with four ounces water, juice, smoothie, salad dressing, or other food. Best taken on an empty stomach and ensure six glasses of water daily.
Barley grass is said to have 30 times more vitamin B1 and 11 times the amount of calcium than there is in cow’s milk, 6.5 times as much carotene and nearly 5 times the iron content of spinach, close to seven times the vitamin C in oranges, four times the vitamin B1 in whole wheat flour, and 80 micrograms of vitamin B12 per 100 grams of dried barley plant juice.
Barley grass is very high in organic sodium, which dissolves calcium deposited on the joints and also replenishes organic sodium in the lining of the stomach. This aids digestion by improving the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. People with arthritis have used celery juice for years because of the organic sodium it contains (28mg per 100grms), but compare this to the amount of organic sodium in barley grass (775mg per 100 grams)!
Barley grass, at the time it is harvested to make juice, is about 45 percent protein. It has almost twice as much protein as an equivalent amount of wheat germ and about five times the minerals which accompany animal protein, in addition the protein in barley grass doesn't come burdened with fat.
Enzymes (barley grass is believed to contain up to 1,000 of them) are the necessary regulators of the body, without them our cells could not function and we would perish. Barley grass has one of the highest natural levels of enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase), which is a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells against toxic free radicals, thought to be a primary culprit in aging.
Barley grass also contains one of the most amazing nutrients, chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier that rids the intestines of stored toxins.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Natural Wheatgrass Juice Powder - Nutrient Dense!!

Happy Tuesday Blogger Friends!!!

A quick note on our ever so popular all natural wheatgrass juice powder concentrate!!!! Get a full 38 servings of pure and all powerful wheatgrass juice powder! We are so excited to finally complete our partnership for what we think is the best outdoor grown wheatgrass around. Our farm fresh wheatgrass juice powder is of superior grade and quality. Just a tablespoon per day mixed with four ounces of water or juice and your body will be smiling. It takes about ten pounds of fresh young wheatgrass to make about one pound of wheatgrass juice which in turn makes only a few ounces of freeze dried juice powder. This is one of the most nutritious drinks on the planet!
Imagine a food that actually contains nearly every known mineral, very high amounts of essential amino acids, vitamins and enzymes and can protect us from carcinogens like no other food or medicine can. A food that strengthens our cells, detoxifies the liver, bloodstream, and chemically neutralizes environmental pollutants. What you just read above is all fact it's not something we came up with to make you buy our wheatgrass. It's what many people have found from using and testing wheatgrass over many years.
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Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon of our farm fresh wheatgrass juice powder with four ounces water, juice, smoothie, salad dressing, or other food. Best taken on an empty stomach and ensure six glasses of water daily.
Wheatgrass juice is so difficult to make that even today it is hardly commercially available. Even if you find it or try to grow it yourself, the quality is usually so poor that it makes it very hard to continuu grwoing and juicing on your own. We are here to help with the best wheatgrass products available and priced fairly so as not to empty your wallet!
Over the years, wheatgrass juice has developed a large following of people who have seen and experienced the benefits. Exciting results and genuine enthusiasm have created a number of bold statements about why wheatgrass juice is so good; including:

- 1 fl. oz. of wheatgrass juice is equivalent to 2 1/2 pounds of the choicest vegetables
- wheatgrass is mineral rich and contains 92 minerals needed by the body

- it is a complete protein containing 20+ amino acids and has higher protein densities than any other food source
- the magic is in the enzymes with more than 30 found in the juice
- the juice is 70% chlorophyll and since the chlorophyll molecule is virtually identical to hemoglobin (red blood cells that carry oxygen), wheatgrass juice will oxygenate your body
- an as of yet unidentified, tiny molecule is responsible for the positive effects
Wheatgrass juice is potent raw, living food. The grass itself comes from the common wheat plant (species triticum aestivum) when it is young, vibrant and full of rich green chlorophyll. When the grass is squeezed, a dark green liquid is expressed and this is called wheatgrass juice.
Wheatgrass is harvested for juicing when the grass reaches its nutritional peak. This is just before the jointing stage, when the plant is between 7 and 11 inches tall. At this point, it has accumulated energy which will soon power a massive growth spurt. It is this energy that is captured in the juice.

Stephen Sharp

Monday, June 7, 2010

What Is A Superfood

We so often hear the word "Superfood" thrown about like a worn pillow but what really is a "Superfood"? Well we agree with WikiPedia which claims a superfood is:

"A term sometimes used to describe food with high phytonutrient content that may confer health benefits as a result. For example, blueberries are often considered a superfood (or superfruit) because they contain significant amounts of antioxidants, anthocyanins, vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. The term is not in common currency amongst dieticians and nutritional scientists, many of whom dispute the claims made that consuming particular foodstuffs can have a health benefit. There is no legal definition of the term and it has been alleged that this has led to it being over-used as a marketing tool."

So why do we sell more of our "Green SuperFood" powders than any other product you ask? Well the above answer should explain. Florida Herb House sells the purest blends of organic and all natural green superfoods, seaweeds, and blue-green algae powders for some of the most nutrient dense products on the planet!!

Follow this blog which will explore several of the top ten superfood powders and their endless health benefits. If you want to learn more about Florida Herb House and their complete line of "Green Superfood Powders" then visit us at any of our three locations online, SharpWebLabs, or Florida Herb House.

We wish you well on your quest to fight back against processed foods, artificial colors/flavors, pollution, and so many other health risks we expose our family and loved ones to every day! Put some superfoods in your body today and smile!

Stephen Sharp