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The most vitamin and nutrient-rich part of the plant, Wheat Germ boosts the wheat kernel into growth, propelling the new plant into life, and bringing a satisfying, nutty flavor and distinctive texture to foods.

Wheat Germ: Nature’s Boost

Whether it’s a smoothie, bowl, or baked good, Wheat Germ is the perfect way to Boost Your FoodTM.

Wheat germ offers a seriously strong boost of vitamins, minerals and plant-based protein. The Mayo Clinic calls it one of the “10 health foods for eating well“.

Listen for the Pop!

Kretschmer Wheat Germ comes vacuum-sealed in our iconic glass jar. Listen for the Pop! when you open it, and know you’re getting a boost.

A Heritage of Healthy Eating

Kretschmer Wheat Germ has been around since 1936 when Charles Kretschmer of Carrollton, Michigan developed and sold the first toasted wheat germ, and it’s still healthy eaters’ favorite.

Packed with nutrients, plant-based protein and fiber, Kretschmer Wheat Germ—produced proudly in Manhattan, Kansas—is making headlines as one of healthiest foods on the planet. Kretschmer products are part of the Continental Mills family, a company dedicated to healthy eating, with its headquarters in Tukwila, Washington.

Charles H. Kretschmer standing proudly in front of his Saginaw grocery store sometime in the mid-1930s
Little cookbooklet of recipes from Kretschmer Wheat Germ - 1971
Better Homes & Gardens - December 1987
Charles’ daughter, Kathleen Kretschmer Bertrand
Henry, Charles (founder of Kretschmer Wheat Germ), August, and Ted Kretschmer