wheat germ


Definition of wheat germ

: the embryo of the wheat kernel separated in milling and used especially as a source of vitamins and protein

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Recent Examples on the Web Take it back to classics with these crunchy digestive cookies made from wheat germ and topped with a rich chocolate frosting. Juno Demelo, Glamour, "30 Holiday Desserts to Win Your Virtual Bake-Off," 25 Dec. 2020 Some of the best sources for vitamin E are vegetable oils like sunflower and safflower; peanuts, hazelnuts and almonds; seeds; and wheat germ. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Boost your immune system for winter with food," 16 Nov. 2020 Sustainable squalene alternatives include olive oil, sugar cane, wheat germ, bacteria, and yeast, NPR reports. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "How the Coronavirus Vaccine Could Kill Half a Million Sharks," 13 Oct. 2020 In addition to shark liver oil, squalene can also be found in olive oil, wheat germ oil and rice bran oil, according to information on the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine website. James Rogers, Fox News, "Shark-based coronavirus vaccines spark controversy, conservationists launch campaign to prevent their use," 5 Oct. 2020 Tonight: Find this cell salt in garlic, bran, dates, mustard greens, peppers and wheat germ. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 19 Aug. 2020 For an extra kick of vitamin E, Reaver suggests adding a dash of wheat germ. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "A Guide to Cooking and Eating During a Pandemic," 22 Mar. 2020 Squalene is also abundant in olive oil, and can be sourced from rice bran, wheat germ, and sugar cane. Hannah Jeon, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the Beauty Benefits of Squalane Oil," 10 Mar. 2020 The presence of wheat germ also makes whole wheat flour far more perishable than white flour. Carmen Collins, Country Living, "10 Different Flour Types to Use in Your Baking," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of wheat germ

1880, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2021

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“Wheat germ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheat%20germ. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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wheat germ


English Language Learners Definition of wheat germ

: the center part of a grain of wheat which is eaten often as a source of vitamins and protein

wheat germ

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Medical Definition of wheat germ

: the embryo of the wheat kernel separated in milling and used especially as a source of vitamins and protein

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