Wheat germ is a concentrated source of several essential nutrients including Vitamin E, folate (folic acid), phosphorus, thiamin, zinc and magnesium, as well as essential fatty acids and fatty alcohols. It is a good source of fiber Along with bran, germ is often a by-product of the milling that produces refined grain products. Wheat germ oil, rice bran oil (germ), maize germ, and others may be used to extract vegetable oil or directly as a food-making ingredient. The germ is retained as an integral part of whole grains. During the making of white bread, flour that has had the germ removed is used.
Wheat germ, due to its high concentration of complex carbohydrates and protein aids in gaining muscle and reducing instances of catabolism. These properties, in addition to the essential vitamins and fatty acids also present, make wheat germ a possible supplement for body builders and athletes.
It can go rancid if not properly stored in a fridge or freezer, and away from sunlight.
WIPO PUBLISHES PATENT OF L'OREAL FOR "COSMETIC COMPOSITION FOR MAKING-UP AND/ OR CARING FOR KERATIN MATERIALS AND MAKE-UP METHOD" (FRENCH INVENTORS)
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