About Wheat germ
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The germ is the "heart" of the cereal kernel, the embryo of the seed, and a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium. Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. Wheat germ, rice germ, maize germ, and others may be used to extract vegetable oil or directly as a food-making ingredient. The germ is retained as an integral part of whole grains.
Wheat germ has a nutty flavor and is a concentrated source of oil, vitamins, minerals and protein. Used to add nutrients to various foods.
Germ adds flavor and crunch to virtually any recipe, and it's an easy way to add extra nutrition. It can also replace up to ½ cup of the flour in recipes for muffins, breads, pancakes, and many other baked goods, making it even easier to work into your diet.