Considered one of the top 10 healthiest foods to include in your diet, Wheat Germ can be used in so many ways! Maid Marian Toasted Wheat Germ has a nutty, slightly sweet flavour and can be sprinkled over foods such as breakfast cereals, yoghurt, salads, cottage cheese, soups, vegetables and desserts. It can also be added to recipes including casseroles, home-baked bread, pastry, scones and crumbles. Toasted Wheat Germ can also replace bread crumbs in many recipes.
Wheat Germ contains phytosterols which could lower cholesterol and promote heart health. It also contains high amounts of Vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps protect the body from free radicals that can disrupt all levels of cell function in our bodies. Wheat Germ is also a good source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids which:
- Promote heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
- Are important for the functioning of the nervous system and
- Help to elevate mood.
Wheat Germ is a valuable source of fibre which has many benefits including improved bowel function and it may reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and gaining weight. It really is an important part of a balanced diet.