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    Kitchen Dictionary: wheat germ

    wheat germ

    The germ is the most nutritious portion of the wheat kernel and makes up only about 2 1/2% of its weight. It has a nutty flavor and is very oily, which causes it to turn rancid quickly. Wheat germ is the reproductive area or embryo from which the seed germinates to form the sprout that becomes the green wheat grass. The term "germ" comes from the word germinate, and does not refer to "germs" such as bacteria and viruses. Wheat germ is usually separated from the bran and starch during the milling of flour because the germ's perishable oil content limits the keeping time of the flour. Wheat germ contains very little of the sticky gluten protein to which many with wheat allergy react. Wheat germ oil, an extraction of the germ, is strongly flavored and expensive.

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    Season: available year-round

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 cup
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 414
    Calories from Fat 100 (24%)
    Total Fat 11.2g 17%
    Saturated Fat 1.9g 9%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 6.9g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 13mg 0%
    Potassium 1025mg 29%
    Total Carbohydrate 59.6g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 15.2g 60%
    Sugars 15.2g
    Protein 26.6g 53%

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