BOB’S RED MILL WHEAT GERM 340G (039978011503)


Wheat Germ is the nutritious heart of the wheat kernel. These delicious flakes include many nutrients like folate, vitamin E and thiamin. You can add wheat germ while cooking hot cereal and baked goods for a nutty flavor and pleasant crunch.

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With wheat germ, freshness is what counts. Add our high-quality germ to baked goods or use as a filler for meatloaf and balls. Before baking you can coat cookies, rolls and breads, top a casserole, replace breadcrumbs–the uses are endless, just use your imagination!

Our delicious wheat germ is made from the finest wheat kernels and contains vitamins and minerals like folate, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, vitamin E, thiamin and zinc. It also contains dietary fiber, which can help control blood sugar levels, and essential fatty acids. Vitamin E and fatty acids contain high levels of antioxidants, which are thought to reduce free radicals that can lead to premature aging. Other potential health benefits associated with wheat germ and whole wheat grain are a reduction in the risk of heart disease.

Now we can’t claim that eating our delicious wheat germ is the key to the fountain of youth, but it is a simple and delicious way to add vitamins, fatty acids and fiber to your diet. Because it is milled from fresh delicious wheat kernels, our wheat germ does contain gluten.

While whole grains are thought to have a range of potential health benefits, thanks to their fiber and “healthy” fats, refined grains have had the bran and germ stripped away. The edible part of the wheat kernel is comprised three parts: the wheat bran, the germ and the endosperm. Refined grains have had the bran and the germ removed, meaning they lack dietary fiber, iron and B vitamins. Because whole grains include all three parts, they offer fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants. These nutrients work together to offer benefits far beyond the sum of their parts.

White flour is created solely from the starchy endosperm and lacks the fiber of the bran and the delicious nutrients of the germ. However, you’ll want to use this delightful wheat germ, both because it’s a great nutritional supplement and because it’s so delicious! Add this wheat germ to your favorite bread recipe to add nutrients, flavor and texture.