Why Wheatgerm is a Vegetarian Superfood

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Why is wheat germ a vegetarian superfood? Because it has essential dietary components that are mainly found in meat! While supplements are necessary for many people, it is nice to get nutritional benefits from the foods that we eat. Getting these from wheat germ are delicious because it has an incredible rich and nutty flavor as well as an added texture and crunch. Here are some of the incredible health benefits that can be found in wheat germ and a few delicious ways to add it to your diet.

Why wheat germ is a super food with health benefits and recipes from jenny at dapperhouse #health #baking

Benefits of Wheat Germ

Omega 3 fatty acids
Protein
Zinc
Calcium
B Vitamins
Vitamin A
Fiber

Healthy & delicious wheatgerm.

How to Add Wheat Germ to Your Diet

This is super easy to do. Just keep a bag or container of wheat germ on hand and add a little to anything at all. I add it to:
pancakes
granola
oatmeal & cooked cereals
spaghetti sauce
chili
“meatless” meatballs & taco meat
burritos and wraps
all baked goods (replace approx. 2 tablespoons of wheat germ for every 1/4 cup of regular all purpose flour)
salads
cooked veggies
fruit
yogurt
dips

Recipes Using Wheat Germ

I am habitually adding wheat germ to everyday recipes and meals when cooking for myself and my family. You can check out these recipes where I have sneaked in amazing wheat germ, like Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls and Sinfully delicious zucchini bread.

What is your favorite recipe using wheat germ?

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19 thoughts on “Why Wheatgerm is a Vegetarian Superfood

  1. I know a lot of health food places add wheat germ to their prepared food to make it even more nutritious. I’ve never used it at home before.

  2. I have never used wheat germ for anything but I do see it in a lot of recipes nowadays. We can’t have wheat, it messes with our tummies. I’m glad you found something you like.

  3. Hey Jenny, I forgot all about Wheatgerm – I used to use it all the time – I’ll have to look into using it as you do in your Zucchini Bread! Thank you 🙂

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