In the food world, the word "germ" refers to a grain (like wheat) kernel's nucleus or embryo. Wheat germ is one of the more commercially popular types on the market. The nutritiously endowed germ furnishes thiamine, vitamin E, iron and riboflavin.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Related Recipes From Food Network
- Wheat Germ and Ginger, Wasabi Cream, and Tuna Creme Fraiche Cupcakes
- Dijon, Saltine and Wheat Germ Crusted Chicken Fingers with Ranch Dipping Sauce
- No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake
- Grilled Vegetables Salad with Crab Cakes and Saffron Aioli
- Whole Grain Waffles