Pukka Clean Greens
Clean Greens is an organic daily blend of 11 super-rich green foods including Nettle, Kale Sprouts and Wheat Grass Juice.
It contains grass juice, leaf, vegetables, seed sprouts, Seagreens®, freshwater plants and digestive herbs. Made with some of nature’s finest herbs, grown in fertile organic soils it captures the incredible essence of nature’s bounty.
What does Clean Greens do?
Clean Greens naturally support the body’s ability to cope better with our polluted environment and supplement our diet. This broad-spectrum formula contains the highest organic grade, sustainably cultivated fruits and herbs, carefully selected to bring you the full potential of nature’s goodness.
The use of Wheatgrass to support health has been dated back 5000 years to the Ancient Egyptians, but it was only introduced to the European market in the 1930’s. Wheatgrass is grown until jointing stage, at which point it is harvested to make the juice. By harvesting the grass before the plants energy goes into developing the seed head, the high nutritional content of the plant is preserved for us. The fresh grass is then cold-juiced and dried into a deliciously sweet and nutritious ready-to-mix powder. Wheatgrass juice is packed full of chlorophyll and also contains a number of plant enzymes as well as the antioxidant ‘Super Oxide Dismutase’.
Spirulina has been around for a long time, evolving over three billion years ago and is one of the earliest life-forms on Earth. And it’s no wonder it’s survived so long with its incredible nutritional profile; spirulina contains 60% protein, is packed with beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals, is high in GLA (or Gamma Linoleic Acid to give it its full name) and contains a remarkable blue-green pigment called phycocyanin.
These vivid, aromatic green leaves, with their invigorating aroma and high menthol content, are cooling and refreshing. Peppermint is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint. It is a plant with one of the longest histories of human cultivation known to have been grown in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In the 17th century Nicholas Culpeper wrote that peppermint was the herb most useful for ‘complaints of the stomach, such as wind, for which there are few remedies of greater efficiency.’
High in vitamins A, B and C as well as calcium, iron and magnesium parsley leaf is a long-time favourite of all health lovers. This delicious herb is one of the most nutritious in the kitchen, renowned for cleansing the palate which makes it a perfect addition to our Clean Greens supplement.
The humble stinging nettle has long been prized for its early spring nutritious and chlorophyll-rich leaves. It is a rejuvenator of the soil, quickly inhabiting disturbed ground and drawing minerals from deep within the earth. Our very own herbalist-of-the-people, Nicholas Culpeper understood that nettles ‘…consume the superfluities in the body of man that the coldness of moisture of winter has left behind.’ And, as such, nettle has long been used as a herb for removing unwanted wastes.
Kale has been a stable part of Northern Europeans’ diets since prehistory, and was one of the most common vegetables eaten right up until the early middle ages. Like many other members of the cruciferous family, Kale’s high mineral and vitamin content meant that it has been particularly valued historically during times of duress. In the second world war the British government’s ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign encouraged its cultivation and consumption for exactly this reason. We take the organic seeds, germinate them for three days until the young and live shoot appears and then freeze dry them to preserve their potent glucosinolate content.