Wheat germ - super food
Crumbs are pleased to announce the first company in the world to put back Wheat Germ in all our already healthy products.
Many have asked “what is Wheat Germ? “ “Is it a bacteria in wheat?” Crumbs have provided some inside facts of wheat germ.
Wheat germ is one of the most nutritional products available. In fact, wheat germ contains 23 nutrients, and has more nutrients per gram than any other vegetable or grain known.
Wheat Germ is a part of the wheat kernel. The germ is only a very small part of the kernel, approximately 2 ½ percent in total. The word germ does not have anything to do with bacteria. It simply refers to germination. The germ is the reproductive part that germinates and forms the wheat grass, it is the embryo of the seed.
Wheat germ is very high in protein. It contains around 28 percent protein and has more protein than can be found in most meat products. The human body needs protein in order to repair tissue damage and to help minerals and nutrients reach our cells.
The amount of nutrients that are contained within wheat germ seems endless. It contains more potassium and iron than any other food source. Also found in great quantities are riboflavin, calcium, zinc magnesium and vitamins A, B1 and B3. Vitamins B1 and 3 are very important to maintain energy levels and maintain healthy muscles, organs, hair and skin.
Another important vitamin found in wheat germ is vitamin E. Vitamin E is a very important antioxidant. It is helpful in preventing the body|s aging process and also to prevent heart disease. Vitamin E also helps to prevent blood clots and is needed to strengthen the body’s immune system.
Although the nutrient-rich embryo is removed during the processing of whole wheat grains to white flour. At Crumbs we have taken the effort to put it back into all our flour base products.
Wheat germ contains many essential nutrients and is a good source of:
· B vitamins such as folate, niacin, thiamin, and vitamin B6
· Complex carbs
· Omega-3 fatty acids
· Vitamin E
health benefits of wheat germ
Wheat germ contains phytosterols which have been shown to lower cholesterol and promote heart health. In addition, wheat germ contains high amounts of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from damaging free radicals. Wheat germ is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids promote heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, are important for nervous system functioning, and help elevate mood. Wheat germ is also a good source of fiber which has many benefits including improved bowel function and may reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes and prevent weight gain
Wheat germ has been found to be very beneficial in order to keep the body in tip top condition. It is used by athletes in their diet to improve cardiovascular function and improve endurance levels. Body builders will also add wheat germ to their diets in order to bulk up and maintain the nutritional levels they need to perform.
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