Our Story

More than twenty years ago, the founder of Vegus Foods, Michael Reynolds, sold his papaya farm in Mexico and moved back to San Francisco, California. After studying sprouts he decided that he could produce a better product than you could buy in the shops. He created a company that supplied sprouts of daikon, sunflowers, snow peas and wheat.

Sprouts Can Be Dangerous

In those days, there were about 100 sprout growers in California but one by one they closed down because of recalls of products contaminated with e:coli and salmonella. Due to careful growing conditions, Michael didn?t have those problems but he could see that there would always be a risk in supplying sprouts. He eventually sold his sprout supply business and started to investigate ways to give people the fantastic health benefits of fresh sprouts, but without the risk.

But Sprouts Are Safe if…

After much research and experimentation, he discovered the solution:

Always, grow happy, healthy sprouts in a very clean environment.


Create a propriety condition that controlled the growth of spores.[/tick]

Harvest and immediately juice to retain all the nutrients, enzymes and natural synergies and living energy.


Use a proprietary high pressure processing protocol to kill the bacteria in the juice, without destroying nutrients or enzyme activity.

With these principals, in 2008 a new company Vegus Foods Ltd was created.

And Now Discover Vegus Juices…

We are proud to bring you our selection of cold-pressed, raw Vegus Juices made from safe, clean mould-free sprouts.

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Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass was used back in the days of the old Persian Empire (about 3,000 years ago) where it was and still is one of seven items used to celebrate Nowruz (New Year). ?”Sabzeh? or sprouted wheatgrass signified the renewal of life and was also used to restore blood of women after child birth. More recently, wheatgrass juice enjoyed a vogue as a health tonic in the 1940s. Then later, the age of fast foods and convenience foods eclipsed such health tonics.?Then through the evangelism of Dr Ann Wigmore?and others, wheatgrass juice again became known as a valuable tonic or nutritional food. Many people consider that the juice is well worth taking at the rate of one or two fluid ounces (28-56ml) per day.

About Wheatgrass Juice

Wheatgrass juice is harvested from 7 day old shoots of wheatgrass.? The shoots are juiced which is done preferably at cold temperatures to preserve the enzymes.? The juice must be consumed immediately to avoid oxidation which causes the juice to turn browner in colour or it can be sealed and pasteurised at cold temperatures to preserve the nutrients.

Wheatgrass Juice Nutrition

Wheatgrass has been considered a nutrient-rich tonic for hundreds of years.??In fact it first arose in modern day popularity when, in the 1930s, agricultural chemist Charles F. Schnabel used wheatgrass to try to help chickens that were sick and dying. The wheatgrass did the trick, the chickens survived and produced three times more eggs than other hens.? Charles F. Schnabel became known as the father of wheatgrass.??He went on to explore the effects of wheatgrass on other livestock and found that regardless of species, the animals benefited when given cereal grass as a supplement.? His research documented larger litters, more and richer milk, lower infant mortality rates, better quality fur and improved general health.

Gluten Free

Wheatgrass Juice is the liquid extracted from the sprouts of hard red winter wheat and is harvested at the stage immediately prior to the appearance of the first true jointing of the plant stem as it grows from seed, effectively young wheatgrass. There are no seeds present at this stage so that anyone who is allergic to gluten is still able to drink ?wheatgrass juice. Gluten is only found in the seeds and without seeds there is no gluten.

Wheatgrass Juice is a Good Source of Protein

Wheatgrass Nutrition FactsWheatgrass juice is a good source of protein and contains 18 out of 20 of all essential amino acids.

Wheatgrass Juice is a Good Source of Minerals

Wheatgrass juice contains 12 of the 16 essential minerals. ?In fact wheat grain is one of the only seeds known to have the ability to take up 80 or more minerals during its life cycle which is in effect, close to all known minerals. This means that if grown with availability of nutrients, in the proper environment, wheatgrass will be very nutrient dense due to it?s incredible genetic design.

Wheatgrass Juice is a Good Source of Chlorophyll

A primary ingredient in the wheatgrass juice is the?chlorophyll?that gives the juice its distinctively green appearance. Wheatgrass juice also contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. ?You can also read some of the many research articles on chlorophyll.

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Wheatgrass Juice is a Good Source of Enzymes

Wheatgrass, in it?s raw state is abundant in enzymes?including amylase and protease which help break down nutrients. Unfortunately, the heat treatment process used to pasteurise other juices denatures or destroys their enzymes. For the same reason, there is no enzyme activity in wheatgrass powder that has been heat- or freeze-dried.

Read here a published research study on wheatgrass.

How to Use Wheatgrass Juice

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Disclaimer: At?Vegus Foods, we are farmers and we make great juices but we are not doctors or scientists or nutritionists. We are not any kind of health care providers. If you need medical advice or require diagnosis or treatment we cannot give it to you. You must consult a qualified practitioner (but please tell them all about our juices!)

What We Do

What We Do

We are farmers who spend most of our day cultivating sprouts (young plants) that we then turn into juices for you to enjoy. Before we start growing our crops, we spend months researching which juices we believe will be most helpful for you. Once we have carefully chosen which which juices would be best, we follow a process that we perfected over 20 years to ensure that our raw juices are as good as those you press at home.

How we Make the Sweetest, Freshest Tasting Juices:

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First, we buy only carefully selected non-GMO organic seeds. Every batch is screened for disease vectors.

Soak

Our seeds are soaked in our proprietary system – we made it ourselves – that assures that the seeds get exactly what they need to germinate. This means rinsing the seeds with water every 12 minutes for the first 24 hours and ensuring that the seeds always have lots of nice sweet oxygen.

Sprout

Then we lay out the germinated seeds in trays, put the trays into a multi layer rack and then water them 24 hours a day, making sure that there is great air circulation.

Squeeze

When the sprouts reach their perfect peak for harvesting we then gently squeeze the juice out. (Yes!?a low gear, slow speed grinder so as not to damage anything followed by a hydraulic press).

Cool

Then we cool the juice, add just enough organic lactic acid to prevent decay. (This is the age-old method of preservation of foods). However, we add the organic lactic (non-dairy) acid with a very light touch.

Seal

Then we seal the juice into single serving tubes using a pharmaceutical grade system. We mark the best before date on every tube with a date that is 6 months from production. While the nutrient values last at least that long the colour may slowly change from green to less than green and the taste can change too eventually but the juices are always safe; in fact our tests have shown that they are still drinkable with no bacterial growth after 4 years! There is no need to refrigerate the juices, although some people treat it like a white wine and prefer to drink them slightly chilled.

Pressure

HPP Process PlantHPP Process PlantNext we go from age-old methods to star wars. We subject the juice, that is already tightly sealed in single serving tubes, to HPP (ultra high pressure). Learn more about how HPP works here. This kills the bad bacteria without hurting the?desired qualities of the juices and significantly increases the amount of sulforaphane compared with that in raw broccoli sprouts. Especially, this method leaves the enzymes intact and alive for you. What is interesting is that the ultra-high pressure does not even break down the long chain enzymes because the pressure is isostatic (ie. equal on all sides). In fact, when tested, there is actually a small improvement?in some enzymes of around 1-2%.

Ready to Drink

So there you have it: perfect sprouts make great juice and a combination of really old and really new technology keeps it raw, fresh and full of living energy all the way to you, without?any need for refrigeration. ?Enjoy our Juices!

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Raw food

Raw Food

Vegus Juices?are made from cold-pressed juice and are completely raw.? They are never heated and never frozen. ?They are preserved using?ultra high pressure, known as HPP, to preserve all the nutrients and enzymes so you get to enjoy all the benefits of raw, freshly-squeezed juice whenever you want.

What’s Good about Raw Food?

The nutrients within foods can be more easily digested when the?enzymes?in those foods are still intact. ?In?Vegus Juices the important nutrients are?sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts juice and?chlorophyll in wheatgrass juice.

Why are Enzymes Important?

Enzymes are important because they help break down the food you eat into usable components. ?This means that the body does not have to produce these in order to perform the digestive function.

Cooking and heating over 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) denatures (destroys) these enzymes. The heat changes their structure and makes them inactive. ?Because most enzymes occurring naturally in food are killed off during processing or cooking, the body lacks the tools to breakdown heated or freeze dried foods properly.?This means that instead of being fully digested, the food it is processed in the gut by fermentation with sugars. This leads to indigestion, bloating and constipation. Worst of all the body doesn?t get the food values it needs. ?When eating food that still has enzymes present, your food?is properly digested so you are able to assimilate all the goodness out of the food your body will feel more satisfied, leaving you less likely crave unhealthy foods.

Vegus Juices are Raw

Vegus Juices are never heated so that all of the enzyme activity is preserved. In fact, tests have shown that the enzyme activity is actually slightly increased by 1-3% after after HPP. This means that it is easier for the body to absorb the important?sulforaphane and chlorophyll?that are present in our raw juices. ?Note that heat-treated dry powdered extracts no longer contain active enzymes.

Enzymes Make a Difference

Have you ever wondered why people who eat raw food look so young and healthy? It’s because they’re eating foods loaded with nutrients and the enzymes in those foods enable them to digest all the nutrients.

Give your body a head start and make sure you include generous portions of salad,? raw vegetables or a raw Vegus Juice with every meal.

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Learn why HPP gives you more sulforaphane.

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Our Values

We at Vegus Juices are a dedicated team driven by the desire to help others.
Our values help shape the juice shots that we make to how we treat you our lovely customers.

We care that you are healthy.

This is fundamentally what drives us to spend hours in rainy Ireland nurturing and loving our sprouts so that our raw juices are full of vibrant living energy for you to enjoy.

We care that you love our juices enough to buy them again.

In fact, 90% of you do buy our raw juice shots again which we are very grateful for. ?We love that some of you have been buying our juices for years and many of you tell your friends about us, thank you.

We care about you and why you buy our juices.

You can read some of the reviews about our juices and we’d love to hear your?feedback.

We care about the truth.

This is why we encourage you to find out what we know and cannot tell you, by finding out about sulforaphane and chlorophyll.

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Millions of Bottles

Established in 2008, we have now happily supplied millions of bottles to our customers in 4 continents.? ?We consider ourselves to be experts in our field of growing sprouts and juicing them and in this section you can read more about what makes our juices unique and of exceptional quality.

We love it when our customers tell us they are now healthy or are recovering from various ailments (you can use the internet to find out about what motivates our customers to buy broccoli sprout juice,?broccoli sprout + beetroot juice?or?wheatgrass juice).

We also love sharing with you some of the 1700 published research studies that have been done on sulforaphane in broccoli sprout juice. The real reason why customers buy our juices will remain a secret because the current law does not permit us to tell the truth, but we can say this:

*** 90% of our customers love our juices so much that they buy again.***

On these pages you can read the story behind Vegus Foods and learn who is part of our hard working and dedicated team that does everything they can to ensure that your broccoli sprout juice and wheatgrass juice are the best they possibly can be. Most importantly, you can read about our?values?that help shape everything we do and how we care about our earth.

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*** Vegus Foods Ltd is the only company that makes HPP treated broccoli sprout juice, the best source of sulforaphane in the world ***

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