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Toasted wheat germ


Taste Profile

It is mildly sweet in taste and has crunchy, nutty flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Toasted wheat germ is frequently eaten as a breakfast cereal.
  2. It can be sprinkled on salads, smoothies and yogurts.
  3. Toasted wheat germ can also be blended with bread, pancakes, cookies or waffles while baking.
  4. Store it in a sealed glass jars or containers and keep it refrigerated.


Wheat germ is the embryo of the wheat kernel, which is largely removed before milling and is used as a fibre supplement, etc. The appearance is golden brown flakey. The germ is a very small part of the kernel. The word germ actually does not have anything to do with bacteria, it simply refers to germination. It is the reproductive part that germinates and forms the wheat germ. Wheat germ is toasted many times before adding to a product for enhanced taste.

Health benefits

  • Toasted wheat germ contain potassium and magnesium, which helps in maintaining proper blood pressure and nerve and muscle function.(1)
  • It is high in fiber, that reduces the chances of developing heart disease.(2)
  • It contains Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps to protect the cells from damage.(2)
  • It also lowers the risk of age-related eye disorders and brain dysfunctions.(2)
  • Phosphorus in it supports the health of the bones and teeth.(2)

Selection Guide

Toasted wheat germ may be available in bulk, in boxes or in jars. Choose according to your requirement.


People who are gluten intolerant or have gluten allergies should avoid the use of toasted wheat germ, as it contains gluten.(3)

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