Did you know that the most nutritious part of a whole wheat grain is removed while milling the grains?
Wheat germ is removed while milling the grain to increase the shelf life of the grain as wheat germ can oxidise and turn rancid if not stored properly. The removed wheat germ is made into natural oils. Thus, the processed wheat flour we consume in our everyday life might have lost a lot of its nutrition.
This is an unfortunate outcome as the wheat germ is the nutrient-containing centre of the wheat kernel which helps the seed germinate and grow. It is impressive how a tiny little thing which makes up about 2.5% of the weight of a kernel is packed with so many nutrients. Among all the natural foods, wheat germ oil is the highest known source of vitamin E. It is also rich in fiber, protein, carbohydrates and vitamins like folate, vitamin B (Niacin, Thiamine and B6). It also contains omega 3 fatty acids, high levels of potassium, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium.
Health benefits of this nutrient package in wheat germ oil are numerous. It can help boost your immune system and increase the health of your cardiovascular system. Some of the nutrients can have anti-ageing effects like improving skin quality and reducing hair loss. The nutrients can also help boost stamina and cellular metabolism while playing a role in controlling cholesterol levels.
It is to be noted though that people following gluten free diet should not consume wheat germ as it contains gluten protein. It is also calorie dense, so pay attention to your other food calories to keep them in check.
Purayati’s Wheat Germ Oil has been formulated considering the benefits of wheat germ and contains an ideal dosage of 500 mg per softgel.