Wheatgrass has become heavily championed as an extremely healthful food as of late. It was mostly revived by the raw food movement, though farmers who have it grow native in their area have long known that chewing on some blades can provide a midday pick-me-up.
Nobody is going to argue that wheatgrass is not healthy; it’s packed with most of the major vitamins and minerals as well as high amounts of fiber and potassium. It’s basically a free-growing multivitamin. The problem is that it’s also really hard to choke down. Juicing is the closest way to getting it palatable and even then it tastes like you’re drinking old lawn trimmings.