> Melissa Roth, Author at Kretschmer Wheat Germ

Baking with Wheat Germ

There’s a lot of baking going on right now in our holiday kitchens! Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year’s, we are celebrating with homemade treats from breakfast breads to apple-cranberry pies. We’ve been busy discovering great ways to improve the delicious flavors and textures of baked goods by adding wheat germ to recipes. … Continued

Pregnancy and Your Health: Why Wheat Germ Matters

When you’re pregnant, getting the right amount of calories and vitamins and minerals is vital. Adding wheat germ to your diet is a great way to help meet your prenatal health needs. One serving contains 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance for folic acid, is a good source of zinc and provides 6 percent … Continued

Whole Grains and Wheat Germ: Get the Whole Story

More and more, scientists, doctors and dietitians recommend a diet rich in whole grains. Why? The health benefits are immense! Whole grains contain vitamins, minerals, phyto nutrients and soluble and insoluble fiber that promote good health. They can help you maintain or lose weight, improve your heart health, keep you regular and promote prenatal health.   Sounds … Continued

School Lunch vs. Sack Lunch: What’s Best for Your Child?

In the good old days, parents assumed that a nice balanced “hot lunch” prepared in the school’s cafeteria kitchen by trained cooks usually trumped a cold sack lunch. The reality today is that in many schools, a kitchen doesn’t even exist. The Los Angeles Unified School District, for example, has kitchens in only about 20 … Continued