Wheatgerm 250g & 500g
Wheat germ is part of a wheat kernel and is responsible for helping the plant reproduce and spawn new wheat. Although it’s removed from most processed wheat products, it is a major nutritional component of whole grain wheat.
Wheat germ, along with the husk, is removed from refined wheat products — like those that use white flour — so that they can be stored for longer.
Wheat germ is added to some granolas, cereals, and cornbread, and it’s also available raw. It is a popular topping for fruit pies, yogurt, ice cream, and hot or cold cereal. It can be a healthier alternative to breadcrumbs in meatballs, meatloaf, and breading for meats.
Wheat germ has excellent nutritional value as a food supplement.It’s a great source of vegetable proteins, along with fibre and healthy fats. It’s also a good source of magnesium, zinc, thiamin, folate, potassium, and phosphorus.
Wheat germ is high in vitamin E, an essential nutrient with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are believed to decrease free radicals in the body, and natural sources of antioxidants are best for preventing disease.
Some suggest that wheat germ can aid in boosting your immunity and help to keep your heart and cardiovascular system healthy. Research
suggests that whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease and help you maintain a healthy weight.
There’s enough evidence to suggest that wheat germ oil can help control cholesterol levels.
Wheat germ has been used to maintain heart health in menopausal women.
Avemar, a fermented wheat germ extract, is being explored as a treatment for cancer and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Wheat germ extract can cause mild side effects in some people. These include diarrhea, nausea, gas, and dizziness.
People who are gluten intolerant or have gluten allergies should avoid wheat germ supplements, as it contains gluten.