Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamins B, E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. It is a good source of fiber and protein.

Wheat germ is a very good supplement for vegetarians or others who may struggle to get enough protein in their diets. Along with bran, “germ” is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. It can be added to protein shakes, casseroles, muffins, pancakes, cereals, yogurt, cookies, and other baked goods. Properly store in a fridge or freezer, and away from sunlight.