One cup of wheat germ can be substituted with whole wheat flour, flax seed, breadcrumbs, bran and ground nuts and seeds. Some people suffer from wheat germ or gluten allergies, and the substitutes can help alleviate this problem.
Wheat germ is the reproductive part of the kernel of the grain, and relatively small in comparison to the entire grain. It is rich in nutrients and commonly used in baking recipes for the nutritional benefits that it offers. Wheat germ contains an abundance of proteins and a bunch of vital nutrients like vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous.