Defatted Wheat Germ

Our defatted wheat germ is a key ingredient in popular wheat products around the country — cereals, granola bars, snacks, and more.

The use of defatted wheat germ helps manufacturers of wheat-based products cut down on costs because it provides a strong flavor and texture with less powder.

Defatted Wheat Germ

Our defatted wheat germ is a key ingredient in popular wheat products around the country — cereals, granola bars, snacks, and more.

The use of defatted wheat germ helps manufacturers of wheat-based products cut down on costs because it provides a strong flavor and texture with less powder.

You probably think you know wheat. After all, it’s one of the oldest crops on the planet — it’s been around for over 5,000 years. But have you heard of wheat germ? What about defatted wheat germ?

Wheat germ has been known for just as long as wheat, though it’s gone by different names over time.

What is Defatted Wheat Germ?

Simply put, the “germ” is the nutritional heart of the plant. It’s the embryo from which the rest of the plant sprouts — so it needs concentrated nutrients to support the healthy growth of the whole plant. It’s full of fiber and natural plant compounds.

Defatted wheat germ is a product that is created by removing the oil from raw wheat germ. Because wheat germ oil is high in fat, what remains is packed with protein, fibers and carbohydrates.

Vitamins

Defatted wheat germ is an excellent source of natural nutrients, including B-vitamins and thiamin. (In fact, wheat germ is the best and most concentrated natural source of vitamin E that we know of today.)

Protein and Fiber

Each of our defatted wheat germ products offers at least 26% protein by content, providing an excellent source of vegan protein. It’s also 16% fiber by content.

Taste

At Viobin, we toast our defatted wheat germ to create an ingredient that’s full of flavor. When lightly toasted, defatted wheat germ has a golden tan color and a flavor that is nutty and slightly sweet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Defatted Wheat Germ Gluten Free?

Wheat germ is made from the wheat plant directly, so it is not a gluten-free food. Check out other Viobin products, such as our CBD oils, for great gluten-free alternatives.

How Should Defatted Wheat Germ Be Stored?

It’s easy to store defatted wheat germ because the product is inherently low in moisture. Keep the product stored and sealed in a cool, dry location, and you can expect a shelf life of up to a year or longer!

How Should Recipes Use Defatted Wheat Germ?

We can make custom wheat germ across axes of particle size (small to large) and level of toasting (light tan to dark brown) in order to fit your exact recipe needs. Contact us to find out more.

Vertically Integrated Wheat Germ Milling

The particle size affects the texture of defatted wheat germ, too. Pancake mixes and muffins made with defatted wheat germ get a distinctive nut-like flavor and a unique texture often described as thick or hearty.

Part of the reason that wheat germ is known as an extremely versatile product is that we have the ability to control the size of the wheat germ granule by making use of the milling process to create unique end results. Textured, defatted wheat germ is a key part of experimenting with different formulas for wheat-based products, such as bread and cookies.

At Viobin, we work with individual manufacturers to determine the best defatted wheat germ product for taste and texture, by adjusting the particle size and toasting levels.

Our processing location in the heart of the midwest has been in operation since 1936.

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