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What is Defatted Wheat Germ?

Chances are good defatted wheat germ is in many food products you already consume.

Defatted wheat germ is the byproduct of wheat germ oil extraction. When you remove the oil, which is mostly fat, from the wheat germ kernel, the product that remains is called “defatted wheat germ.”

Defatted wheat germ is the most vitamin and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel. By separating wheat germ from wheat germ oil, you essentially improve the viability of both products. The oil becomes a beneficial supplement and the defatted wheat germ has a longer shelf life and becomes a flavorful and nutritious additive for many products.

What are the benefits of defatted wheat germ?

Wheat germ is the nutritional part of the wheat plant. Defatted wheat germ is packed with many different vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are a part of a healthy diet. Defatted wheat germ natural nutrients include:

  • B vitamins
  • Thiamin
  • Vegan protein
  • Fiber
  • Good carbohydrates

In addition to its nutritional value, defatted wheat germ is also delicious. Viobin slightly toasts its defatted wheat germ, giving it a golden color and a robust nutty flavor. Food manufacturers love to use it as an additive for their products because of its concentrated nutrients, toasty color, and taste.

Our defatted wheat germ is used to add nutrition and flavor to cereals, granola bars, snacks, and many other products.

Defatted wheat germ is also high in vegan protein and fiber

If you are looking for an excellent source of plant-based protein for a vegan diet, then look for products that use defatted wheat germ. Defatted wheat germ contains 26% protein, and is also high in fiber and amino acids. Its delicious taste also makes defatted wheat germ the perfect addition to a vegan diet.

Is defatted wheat germ gluten free?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Gluten is part of the wheat plant and all wheat germ-based products contain gluten. While we wish everyone could enjoy the products made with our defatted wheat germ, we want our customers to enjoy our products safely. If you have a gluten intolerance or allergy, then we recommend you avoid all wheat-derived products including defatted wheat germ.

This is why we have all Viobin products third-party lab tested and certified for purity and safety. You can view the certifications directly on our website for every product we produce and sell.

Viobin has been a leader in oil extraction since 1936. Our defatted wheat germ is a key ingredient in popular products around the country. Want more info? Get in touch with our customer service team today.