Wheat is supposed to be a native of Central Asia, in the country of the
Description of Wheatgerm :
A tufted annual grass of 60-150 cm height, stems hollow, tufted and erect.
Leaves are very long and narrow with lingule and auricles.
Very thick Liquid
Very strong smell
Dark brown / Honey colored
: Wheat germ oil has various
chemical compounds that include lecithin, squalene, linoleic, oleic,
palmitic and stearic fatty acids.
: It is extracted by the germ of wheat kernel.
Wheat germ shows some promise for improving heart. Wheat germ oil contains
high levels of Vitamin E oil as well as other vitamins, minerals, protein
and Essential Fatty Acids. Essential Fatty Acids support physiological
functions and are essential for the health of our organs and overall health.
They cannot be produced by our own bodies and instead must be obtained from
dietary sources. These are needed for our cardiovascular, immune, nervous,
reproductive systems and to maintain healthy cells and body functions. Wheat
germ oil has been shown to be effective for the conditions like dry and
cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis, prematurely aged skin, stretch marks, dull
complexion, tired and overexerted muscles, sunburn and scars.
Wheat germ oil consists of the gluten which is used in the preparations of
number of products including baked goods, breakfast cereals, meat, fish and
poultry products, pasta, pizza, snack foods, tortillas, batter mixes and
coatings. It is used in the preparations of pet foods, aquaculture feeds,
chewing gum, beverages, biodegradable surfactants and pressure-sensitive
It is also used in manufacturing paints, lubricants and resins.
Cosmetics and Toiletries:
Wheat germ protein is used in shampoos and emollients. Wheat amino acids
are sold under the trade name HydrotriticumTM WAA. Lectins are carbohydrate
binding proteins found in wheat germ. They have a broad range of medical and
biochemical uses based on their capacity to bind erythrocytes. Lectins can
be bound to other molecules such as biotin or peroxidase to increase the
value and subsequently used in lather formation in soap industry. It is used
ocassionaly in perfumery industry.