Why is wheat germ such an interesting food?
In addition, wheat germ, and especially wheat germ oil, is especially rich in essential fatty acids, especially polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Main fatty acids of wheat germ oil per 100 g
|Type of fats of wheat germ oil||Amount of fats in grams|
|Saturated fats||18,800 g|
|Palmitic acid||16.600 g|
|Stearic acid||0.500 g|
|Myristic acid||0.100 g|
|Monounsaturated fats||15,100 g|
|Oleic acid||14.600 g|
|Palmitoleic acid||0,500 g|
|Polyunsaturated fats||61,700 g|
|Linoleic acid (Omega 6)||54.800 g|
|Linolenic acid (Omega 3)||6.900 g|
How can you get wheat germ oil?
Wheat germ and wheat germ oil can be obtained in pharmacies, specialty stores or in the natural products section of department stores.
How to preserve wheat germ oil?
Wheat germ oil, due to its richness in omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, becomes very easily contaminated. It is convenient, once the bottle is opened, take it as soon as possible
Another possibility is to mix it with a monounsaturated fatty acid, such as olive oil, to achieve greater stability and prevent damage.
Some applications of wheat germ oil
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21 January, 2020