Wheat germ is a treasure trove of benefits: it contains 30% proteins, 18% fibre and a large quantity of folates (vitamin B9), magnesium and zinc. However, it is difficult to retrieve more than 1% of the germ in a wheat grain. What's more, this native germ has a very short lifespan (two weeks).
Limagrain Ingredients has discovered a hydrothermic procedure that can increase the lifespan to six months, while at the same time protecting the attributes of the fresh germ. No chemical processing or fat extraction are performed. In addition, three grain sizes (from granule to micronised powder) are available to meet all of the market's needs.