Wheat germ oil and omega 3

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.

Why is wheat germ such an interesting food?

Wheat germ contains a lot of vitamin B, vitamin E, proteins and minerals that make it a great ally for health.

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
Wheat germ and wheat germ oil are very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6

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

Wheat germ oil for the heart

Wheat germ oil for vitiligo

Wheat germ oil to increase fertility

Wheat germ oil for the skin

Wheat germ oil for hair health

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

21 January, 2020

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