Cerophyl Laboratories first grew out of research from Charles Schnabel and other scientists, whose research into wheat, barley, rye, and oats led to the world’s first vitamin. Although we have long since replaced Dr. Schnabel’s lab equipment with state-of-the-art equipment, we still use his lab. His legacy is one we’re proud to continue both now and well into the future.
PINES tests each 1,000 kg. lot at the time of harvest and again before we ship the greens to you to ensure the freshest, highest quality wheatgrass, barley grass, oat grass, rye grass, and alfalfa of any grower anywhere in the world. Our 8-step process ensures not only unmatched quality, but also means your products come from 100% organic farmers who truly want to protect the planet.
PINES is the only grower that believes in these earth-friendly values. We have never used toxic chemicals in any of our fields. In fact, more than 40 years ago, PINES helped write the organic standards for Kansas. Those standards, written in 1982, served as one of the models for the final standards in the National Organic Program of 1990.
As we’ve grown, our message has resonated throughout the natural food industry. At first, we didn’t consider providing our quality green ingredients to other brands. Even so, due to our success with our message of “eat more greens,” other companies began to come to us. They wanted to purchase our cereal grass and alfalfa in bulk as an ingredient for their own products. Because we wanted to see the best quality green ingredients in the natural products marketplace, we increased our production so we could supply these other brands. In fact, many successful green superfood brands on the market today started by purchasing from PINES. And those that care about quality continue to purchase from us.