Wheat germ contains phytosterols which have been shown to lower cholesterol and promote heart health. In addition, wheat germ contains high amounts of Vitamin E, an anti-oxidant that helps protect the body from damaging free radicals.
It is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids promote heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, are important for nervous system functioning, and help elevate mood.
It is also a good source of fiber which has many benefits including improved bowel function and prevention of weight gain.
Some of the other nutrients that can be found in wheat germ are:
- B vitamins, such as Folate, Niacin, Thiamin, and Vitamin B6
- Complex carbs
Wheat germ is inexpensive and can be easily incorporated into the diet. Wheat germ is usually preferred toasted because of its texture and the nutty, slightly sweet flavor that it brings out. It can be added to:
- Breakfast cereals
- Pancake and waffle mixes
- Breads and muffin mixes
- Cottage cheese
- Homemade protein bars
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
CERTIFIED ORGANIC BY: USDA
Serving Size 3 tbsp. (15.0g)
Total Fat: 0.5g (1%)
Total Carbohydrates: 10.0g (3%)
Dietary Fibre: 2.0g (8%)
Iron: 10% %
Daily Value Based on 2000 calorie diet.