WHEAT GERM

WHEAT GERM

BENEFITS

  • A good source of vitamin E, zinc, and thiamine.
  • Also contains folate, magnesium and fiber.

Wheat germ is hte nutritional heart of the wheat kernel. This germ is removed during the miling of white flour, and when this happens the resulting flour loses a significant amount of nutrition. Although it's the smallest part of the grain, the germ is packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, thiamine, folate, magnesium, and zinc, Two tablespoons of toasted wheat germ contain 55 calories, with more than 15 percent of theRecommended Dietary AllowanCe (RDA) of vitamin E, thiamine, zinc, and phosphorus, as well as 10 percent of the RDA for folate and magnesium and useful amounts of other B vitamins, iron, copper potassium, and manganese, It alo contains 4 g of protein and almost 2 g of fiber.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WHEAT GERM

Wheat germ offers several heart benefits, The vitamin E it contains is powerful antioxidant that is linked to heart health as well as a strong immune system. The fat in wheat gern ( 1.5 g in 2 tablespoons) is predominantly polyunsaturated fat, which can help lower LDL cholesterol levels when it replaces saturated fat in the diet. Wheat germ is also a source of plant sterols that help lower cholesterol levels.

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