Wheat Germ

Where to find Wheat Germ in India

The term ‘Germ’ in Wheat Germ often gives an impression of bacteria or something but here Germ stands for Germination.

Wheat Germ in Hindi will be  – गेहूँ का अंकुर

Wheat Germ

Wheat Kernel is divided into three parts Endosperm, Bran (Choker) and Germ. Germ being the tinniest and inner most part of the kernel. It is the embryo of the wheat which sprout into a new plant. As a consequence it is the most nutritious part of the wheat.

Wheat Germ is the powerhouse of Vitamins like Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Vitamin E and minerals like Zinc, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Selenium. It is also a very good source of folic acid, protein, fibre, Omega3 and Omega6 and many other nutrients. Doctors are recommending wheat germ as dietary supplements instead of tablets.

Nature has filled Wheat will all kinds of nutrients that’s why it is a staple food. But somehow we don’t get wholesome nutrient value of wheat in our diet. This is so because bran and germ are removed from the wheat flour. And even in whole wheat flour, the amount of bran and germ is very small.

Since Germ is the most active part of the  wheat and presence of the oil, it is highly perishable. As a consequence, while milling wheat into flour, Germ is removed from the kernel. This extensively reduces the nutrient value of the whole wheat flour resulting in losses of fiber, vitamins B, vitamin E, trace minerals, unsaturated fat and about 75 percent of the phytochemicals. That’s why doctors advices to add wheat germ in flour while making dough for rotis.

It is bran (outer layer) and wheat germ which gives a light brown color to wheat. Once it is removed wheat flour becomes white in color.

 

Wheat Endosperm,Bran and Wheat Germ Nutrition

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,598 kJ (382 kcal)
Carbohydrates
51.8 g
Sugars 7.8 g
Dietary fiber 15.1 g
Fat
10.7 g
Saturated 1.83 g
Monounsaturated 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated 6.62 g
Protein
29.1 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1)
(145%)

1.67 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(68%)

0.82 mg

Niacin (B3)
(37%)

5.59 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(28%)

1.387 mg

Vitamin B6
(75%)

0.978 mg

Folate (B9)
(88%)

352 µg

Vitamin C
(7%)

6 mg

Vitamin E
(107%)

15.99 mg

Trace metals
Calcium
(5%)

45 mg

Iron
(70%)

9.09 mg

Magnesium
(90%)

320 mg

Manganese
(950%)

19.956 mg

Phosphorus
(164%)

1146 mg

Potassium
(20%)

947 mg

Zinc
(175%)

16.67 mg

  • Units
  • µg = micrograms • mg = milligrams
  • IU = International units
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

 

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Do you know that for just a scant 45 calories and 1 gm of unsaturated fat, a 2 tablespoon serving of wheat germ will provide 2 gms of dietary fibre, 10% of the daily recommended value of folic acid (a must during pregnancy), 8% of phosphorous, magnesium and zinc and 15% of your vitamin E.
This is why doctors suggest wheat germ as a healthy addition to everybody’s diet.

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Chances are very high, you won’t find it in stores any time sooner because of its short shelf life. (And if you do get it, most probably it is the imported ones which are either very costly or which have been deoiled to increase its shelf life. Deoiling reduces the nutrition value significantly so we would suggest to avoid it.)

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But don’t just blindly believe what we say about Wheat Germ, as being the miller and seller, we will say good things about it (Doesn’t everyone likes to sell their product by singing its virtues). But our task has been made alot easier because it is widely praised by Medical & Health Communities across the world and you must seriously ponder why it isn’t a part of your diet yet if you care about your health.

There is a reason why Mayo Clinic* has included Wheat Germ in its Top 10 Healthy Foods alongwith other widely known items like Almonds, Apples, Blueberries, Broccoli, Red Beans, Salmon, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes & Vegetable Juice.

You can read the article here but this is what it says about Wheat Germ:

Wheat germ is the part of the grain that’s responsible for the development and growth of the new plant sprout. Although only a small part, the germ contains many nutrients. It’s an excellent source of thiamin and a good source of folate, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. The germ also contains protein, fiber and some fat. Try sprinkling some on your hot or cold cereal.

*Mayo Clinic is ranked number 1 in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report List of “Best Hospitals”.
It spends over $500 million a year on research.

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Being such a great health product, it is really a tragedy that it isn’t readily available in stores near you. And as it is a highly perishable product very less number of stores want to carry it since it may get expired before someone buys it.

Store it in airtight container and refrigerate it to increase the shelf-life from 7-25 days to 2-3 months.

Why you must purchase it from us?

The easiest and most cost effective way to get Wheat Germ is to order it directly from millers like us ie. Harmony Foods Pvt. Ltd. (an ISO 22000 company) located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Only millers like us can supply Fresh Wheat Germ.

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 As you know the best way to get wheat germ is to purchase it directly from the millers (like Harmony Foods Pvt Ltd) as only we can Supply Factory Fresh Wheat Germ.

Why you should buy wheat germ from us :

1) Wheat Germ is manufactured and delivered directly by us ie Harmony Foods Pvt. Ltd. which is an ISO 22000 (Food Safety) certified company.

2) Best Prices as there are no intermediaries. (Rs. 200/- for 500 gms + Rs. 50 as delivery charges). Other product marketing companies charge around Rs. 200/- for 250 gms of wheat germ as they need to source it from millers and then sell it in the market at higher prices.

3) The wheat germ we supply is totally fresh and it is couriered to you as soon as we receive the payment.

4) Generally stores don’t carry wheat germ flakes and wheat germ powder since it is highly perishable product. It needs to be stored in airtight container and refrigerated to increase the shelf life from 7-20 days to 2-3 months.

5) We can also supply raw wheat germ for research and laboratory purposes such as DNA Extraction and insect rearing.

6) Discounts available for bulk purchases.

7) We will start selling wheat germ oil soon.

8) We have delivered wheat germ to following cities and looking forward to add more to the list. Bulk of our orders come from Bangalore though.

  • Bangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Coimbatore
  • Chennai
  • Jaipur
  • Palampur
  • Puri
  • Allahabad
  • New Delhi
  • Gurgaon
  • Hyderabad
  • Pune
  • Kolkata
  • Gurgaon
  • Allappuzha
  • Jhansi
  • Manipal
  • Belgaum
  • Secunderabad
  • Abohar
  • Amritsar
  • Ahmedabad
  • Valsad
  • Nasik
  • Panchkula


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Wheat Germ Anatomy

 

There are mainly two difference between raw and toasted wheat germ. 

Fat content in the raw wheat germ is high. Around 100 gms of Raw Wheat Germ has about 10.7 gms of fat which includes saturated, mono-saturated and poly-saturated fatty acids. It also includes essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-9. Due to the presence of essential fatty acid and other types of fat Wheat Germ cannot survive outside the protection of wheat coat for a long time.

In order to increase the shelf life of Wheat Germ it is toasted. Some commercial wheat germ are completely defatted in order to increase its shelf life for one year. But in the process of completely defatting the wheat germ, Vitamin E is also completely lost. This is so because, Vitamin E is a fat soluble Vitamin. So if toasted Wheat Germ has zero fat, it also means zero Vitamin E. 100 gms Wheat Germ contains 15.99 mg of Vitamin E.

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Harmony Wheat Germ is a slightly toasted wheat germ. Only 10 percent of the fat is removed from the Wheat Germ which increases its shelf life up to 3 months. Thus retains Vitamin E and all the essential fatty acid with minimal loss.

 

 

 

But people still prefer to eat  toasted wheat germ due to its nutty flavor. But apart from the flavor, doctors also advices to eat toasted Wheat Germ, as little bit of toasting makes the protein  easily digestible by the body than compared to raw Wheat Germ.

Raw Wheat Germ is sometimes also refered as crude wheat germ and toasted wheat germ is also known as roasted wheat germ.

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