In the mid-1930s George Kohler discovered at the University of Wisconsin, that the high nutritional value of summer milk is caused by the grasses that cows pasture during spring and summer.🌱🌞
In 1940, G. Von Wendt found out that the infants fed by milk from cows pasturing on summer meadows grow faster than those fed by winter-fed cow’s milk.
🔬Scientists from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry at Wisconsin University began to add the summer grasses juice to the winter milk and monitored results on guinea pigs, because they are, just like cows, herbivores.🌳
They tested three grasses, barley, wheat and oats, in the form of dried juice. They were all grown on the same field, at the same time, under the same conditions and harvested after 30 days. 🌱
The scientists Kohler, Map, and Elvehjem came to this conclusion: from the
second to the seventh week's time of experiment produced barley, the most effective one of the three tested grasses, 5.3 g of weight growth per day.
Wheat grass was a bit weaker. After seven weeks of testing, the supplements were removed and the guinea pigs were further fed only mineralized milk. Their growth stopped
almost instantly. After reintegration of the supplements, subjects fed barley and wheat grass had again shown significant growth. 📈
These results indicates that the grasses containsubstances necessary for the maintenance of life and growth of guinea pigs. Wheat grass-fed guinea-pigs did not bode so well.
It turned out, however, that the barley and wheat juice is so strong, that it is the only thing that animals need for survival. 💪