Anti-cancer effects of wheatgrass are not due to chlorophyll

Mechanism of antimutagenicity of wheat sprout extracts.

Peryt, B., Szmczyk, T., Lesca, P. 1992. Mut. Res. 269:201-215.

A supernatant extract from wheat grass reduced the production of carcinogenic aromatic hydrocarbon (benzopyrene) derivatives. Inhibition of benzopyrene mutagenicity with non-chlorophyll containing wheat sprout extract suggests that chlorophyll is not the main compound responsible.