Wheat Germ, Untoasted


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Dietary: Clean Eating, Egg-Free, Kosher, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut Free, Vegetarian

Known for its exceptionally high levels of B-Complex vitamins and vitamin E, wheat germ is the embryo or seedling plant within the wheat kernel which sprouts. This nutritious part of the wheat kernel is removed in most refined flours, such as all-purpose flours. That makes it important to add Wheat Germ, with its extra vitamins and oils, back into your family's diet.

Add wheat germ to baked goods (1 Tbsp per 2 cups of flour) or any granola recipe for a sweet and healthful treat.

Don't forget to pick up a Wheat Bran - Wheat Germ Recipe Booklet filled with tried-and-true favorites!

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Ingredient List
Ingredients: Untoasted Wheat Germ

 

Certifications
Kosher - Orthodox  
Non-GMO Project Verified

 

How it’s Made
When the wheat kernel is cracked and ground apart, the germ is carefully separated from the bran and endosperm of the wheat kernel by weight and density.

 

Storage Recommendation
Dry product may be stored at room temperature, in refrigerator, or in freezer at least until the code date on the package. 
Store in refrigerator after opening.

 

Look For (smell, taste, description)
Various colors range from light yellow, light tan, and small darker tan bits. Texture is somewhat fine, slightly flaky. Very subtle whole grain scent.

 

Ready to eat? 
Item is not ready to eat, it must be thoroughly cooked.

 

Usage Suggestions
Use as an ingredient in baked goods. Add 1 Tbsp. of wheat germ for every 2 cups of flour.
Add to hot cereals or casseroles.

 

Nutrition Info

Nutrition Benefits
Insoluble Fiber-1.6 grams per serving
Soluble Fiber-.4 grams per serving
Vitamin E- 3mg per serving 20% DV
Folate-10%
Magnesium- 36g 8%
Thiamine -0.3mg  25%
Potassium- 150 mg per serving 15g (2 Tbsp.)

 

Health Information
Low Fat      
No Saturated Fat       
No Trans Fat       
No Cholesterol
No Sodium      
Low Sugar       
Vegan
Good source of Vitamin E

 

Allergen Info


Allergen Information
Contains Wheat          
Produced in a peanut/tree nut free environment.
Equipment free of Egg and Soy.

 

Tips & FAQ’s

What part of the wheat kernel is the wheat germ?
This is the smallest part of the wheat kernel, but contains most of the nutrients. It is the tiny dormant seedling inside the grain, which would grow into a wheat plant if the wheat berry was planted.

 

Is this wheat germ toasted?
This product is raw, not toasted.

 

Is the wheat germ heat-treated?
No.

 

How do you separate the wheat germ from the rest of the grain?
After the germ and bran are separated from the wheat, it goes through an air classification. Simply, the bran and germ are separated then by weight and density.


Can I eat this product without cooking – add to juice, salads, etc?
No, the package states this item is not ready to eat and must be thoroughly cooked.

This is the same quality ingredient we have always offered our customers.  We are now required to put this statement on our package according to new regulations, because this product is not heat treated or processed. 
Our customer's safety is paramount, and we have an excellent food safety record.  We have even added microbiological monitoring program for over 500 sites throughout our plant to test for harmful microbes and we have never found any evidence.

We must add this info on package because this product is made from a raw agricultural ingredient, and it does not undergo any heating or “kill-step” to eliminate microbes from the time it is harvested to the milling to packaging it for you. We do everything in our power to create a safe product for our customers, and the risk of foodborne illness is very small, but it does exist. It is safest to cook before eating.
 

What happens if I do not refrigerate it?
The natural oils in wheat germ are best kept cool or cold. Rancidity is a possibility if it is not stored properly.


 
How can I add wheat germ to my diet?
Wheat germ can be added to hot cereal, casseroles. It can be added to baked goods but moisture may need to be adjusted. 

 

Will this affect any medication I am taking?
We do not offer medical advice. Please check with your health professional.

 

Why is my product jumping around in the pouch?
This is caused by static electricity between the bag material and the product. It is harmless.


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