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Health Benefits
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Supports Heart Health
  • Releives Constipation
  • Rich in Folic Acid
Wheat Germ
Wheat Germ is the most nutrient part of germ, retrieved after milling white flower. Wheat Germ needs no preparation, just sprinkle its golden nutty flakes over any dish.
Recipes
  • Complementary Protein Quick All-Purpose Mix with Wheat Germ
  • Tomato & Wheat Germ Salad


Health & Benefits

Powerful Antioxidant

Wheat germ is outstanding source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and linked to lower heart disease, stroke cataracts and some cancers.

Concentrated Source of Nutrients

Wheat germ is exceptionally rich in vitamins B1, B6, and E, niacin, and folic acid. This small volume food is especially valuable for people with small appetite or few calorie needs.



Wheat germ is a top-notch food that can be easily incorporated into casseroles, muffins, and pancakes or sprinkled over cereal or yogurt.
High in Fiber

Wheat germ is high in fiber. A high-fiber diet causes a large, soft, bulky stool that passes through the bowel easily and quickly helping to avoid some digestive tract disorders, including constipation and hemorrhoids.

Notes


A 2 tablespoons of wheat germ eaten daily supplies about 40% of an adults vitamin B1 and folic acid needs, and 20% of the daily requirements for women planning pregnancy. This amount also raises typical vitamin E intake by 50%.

Wheat germ is high in phytic acid, which reduces the absorption of its high iron and zinc content. Eating a vitamin C-rich food at the same meal increases iron absorption.


Preparation & Properties

Properties

Look for wheat germ that is packaged in sealed containers (especially those that are vacuum packaged) as they will be more protected from potential oxidation and rancidity.
Buy in small amounts and store chilled in airtight container. It is best to store cold-pressed wheat germ oil in dark glass bottles in the refrigerator. Both the oil and wheat germ should be used within a few weeks and should taste sweet, not bitter.
Preparation

Sprinkle wheat germ on salads and cooked dishes alike. Use wheat germ oil in salad dressings. If you prefer the flavor of another oil, blend to taste.

Nutritional Value
per 1 oz (25g) wheat germ
Calories (kcal)
Omega-3 (g)
Omega-6 (g)
Fiber (mcg)
Folic acid (mcg)
Iron (mg)
Niacin (mg)
Potassium (mg)
Protein (g)
Vitamin B1 (mcg)
Vitamin B6 (mcg)
Vitamin E (mcg)
Zinc (mg)
76
0.1
1.3
2.4
83
2.1
1.1
238
6.7
0.5
0.8
5.5
4.3