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15. Wheat Germ

Another gem from the wheat family. Wheat germ is the innermost layer of wheat and looks like tiny brownish flakes with a pleasant, nutty flavor. The reason why wheat germ is popular and hip is that it is a tremendous source of dietary fiber, and the insistence of proper fiber intake has been one of the mainstays in the modern nutritional trends. Everybody wants to be regular, right?

In addition to fiber, wheat germ also contains the beneficial monounsaturated fats, as well as protein, which makes it good for vegans and vegetarians. Wheat germ is also rich it zinc, folic acid, thiamine, magnesium and vitamin E.

Wheat germ is very versatile. You can use it in baking pretty much anything, from bread and pastries to cakes and cookies. You can add it to fruit or veggie salads, shakes, smoothies, yogurt,granola bars and mixes, muesli and cereals.

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