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Wheat Germ Oil and Vitamin E

It’s official: Wheat germ oil is a trending topic!

Every tweet and post from the healthy living community lately seems to revolve around the potential benefits of using wheat germ oil. (Important note: Wheat germ oil is a different product than whole wheat germ, such as Kretschmer Wheat Germ. It is extracted from the wheat germ and is sold as a liquid or in gel caps.)

An ingredient in both supplements and topical treatments for hair and skin, the relatively concentrated amounts of vitamin E found in wheat germ oil is credited with everything from repairing damaged skin cells to protecting organs from free radical exposure.

Although the jury is still out on just how effective it is to apply vitamin E topically, it is a known fact that getting proper amounts of vitamin E in our food is very important. A 2-tablespoon serving of Kretschmer Wheat Germ is an excellent source of vitamin E, providing 20 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Eating toasted wheat germ is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin E along with many other nutrients, like folic acid, niacin, thiamine and zinc.

There are lots of ways to incorporate wheat germ easily and deliciously into your diet. Keep a jar of toasted wheat germ fresh and cool in your refrigerator. Try some of the recipes we’ve put together here. And check our blog often for other healthy recipes, tips and serving suggestions using Kretschmer Wheat Germ, both Original and Honey Crunch flavors.

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