Although Wheat Germ is tiny in size, it plays an important role in the sprouting of wheat for its high nutrient-rich features. However, during wheat processing, wheat germ is often left out for producing white flour, which is really a waste. Besides, the polyunsaturated fatty acid in wheat germ might release “rancid smell” if it was not stored in a proper environment.
With the rapid development of technology, we found that wheat germ contains vital nutrients like Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Phosphorous, Thiamin and Zinc. Apart from this, it contains the essential nutrients for professional athletes and the high proteins which can boost muscle repair. Some people regard wheat germ as a ingredient which can improve cardiovascular function and endurance.
It can be added in waffles, pancakes, oatmeal, sour milk, juice and so on. What’s more, you can also enjoy raw wheat germ.
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- Sources of proteins- Contains over 30% of high quality proteins and 9 amino acids. Per 1/2 cup of wheat germ equals the total protein amount of four eggs.
- Fatty acids- Wheat germ is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. It is reported that fatty acids can reduce the risk of heart disease and lower the cholesterol level.
- Minerals- Wheat germ contains a variety of minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, Selenium and Manganese. Calcium and Magnesium benefit people’s blood pressure and maintain a steady heartbeat. Calcium is also critical for building stronger bones while Zinc is a vital nutrient for our hairs, skins and nails.
- Vitamin E- Wheat germs contains rich vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant can prevent cells from being damaged by free radicals which might lead to the formation of Atherosclerosis. Vitamin E can not only boost immune functions but also ameliorate liver problems.