wheat germ

noun

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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For skin-care purposes, it can also be derived from olives, rice bran, wheat germ, sugarcane, or palm trees. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 Homemade yogurt dressed with wheat germ and honey, because sugar was verboten, of course. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Bay Area’s counterculture helped sprout hippie food," 19 Jan. 2018 But wheat germ, the nutty, nutrient-packed wheat plant product, has even more E—and costs significantly less. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "These 10 Foods Are Cheaper and Healthier Than Pricey 'Superfoods'," 24 Nov. 2014 Jennifer Garner’s Granola Bars Ingredients: 2 cups oats 1 cup unsweetened coconut ½ cup wheat germ½ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup flaxseed 2 tbsp. butter ½ cup honey ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tsp salt 1 tsp. vanilla Recipe: 1. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "Jennifer Garner Whips Up Her 'Favorite' Granola Bars—and Gets a Sweet Birthday Message from Ina Garten," 17 Apr. 2018 Among the ones that have not: wheat germ, acai, pomegranate and goji berries. Caitlin Dewey, chicagotribune.com, "The sudden collapse of coconut oil, 2015's favorite superfood," 7 Mar. 2018 Add more cooking liquid, whole-wheat flour, and wheat germ, and pulse again until a dough-like consistency is achieved. Sunset, "How to Make Homemade Dog Treats," 22 Jan. 2018 Instructed by Southern California health food prophets such as Gayelord Hauser and Adelle Davis, counterculture kids adopted juices, wheat germ and brewer’s yeast. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Bay Area’s counterculture helped sprout hippie food," 19 Jan. 2018 In a large bowl, whisk together flours, wheat germ, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Irish Soda Bread," 12 Feb. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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wheat germ

noun

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

noun
\ˈhwēt-, ˈwēt- \

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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