Meet our green ingredient team. We all work together at one location. Most of our farms, state-of-the-art dryers, milling equipment, laboratory and shipping facility are all in one place. Our primary location north of Lawrence, Kansas, is the same site used by Cerophyl Laboratories in the 1930s and 1940s. We grow our certified organic greens on fields located near our dryers. Pines dries, mills and ships our crops just across the highway from one of our fields. We farm other fields only a short distance from our dryers. Pines grows on some of the same fields used by Cerophyl in the 1930s. Cerophyl grew the grasses of wheat, barley, rye and oats for the world’s first vitamin.
The Cerophyl product grew out of the research by Charles Schnabel and other scientists. They found that the young grasses of wheat, barley, rye and oats contain a higher level of vitamins than any other leafy green vegetables. That peak occurs at the once-a-year jointing stage. In addition to high levels of vitamins, they also identified a grass juice factor that was unique to cereal grasses. Schnabel’s research with doctors and hospitals showed that grasses harvested at this once-a-year time was very helpful for a number of health problems. This research inspired Ann Wigmore and other authors, and they praised him in their books.