Wheat Germ Oil Profile
Botanical Name- (Triticum vulgare)
Extraction- Cold Pressed/Unrefined
Shelf life- 2 years recommended
Kosher Certified- No
Notes- Unrefined Wheat Germ oil is a very sensitive oil that will degrade quickly when exposed to extremes in temperature fluctuation, oxidization and light. Refrigeration is highly recommended. Because of its unrefined nature, this oil is very dark in color and heavy in odor. Suitable for food and cosmetic use, however, it should not be used by those with wheat or gluten allergies, either externally or internally.
Free Fatty Acids- 0.3
Peroxide Value- 2.7
Saponification Value- 180-195
Iodine Value- 126
Specific Gravity- 0.92
Vitamin E Content- 300-400 IU/100g
Alpha Tocopherols- 313 IU/100g
Beta and Gamma Tocopherols- 26 IU/100g
Wheat Germ Oil is widely used as both a cosmetic ingredient and as a dietary supplement. It is naturally rich in Vitamins A, D, and E, and also contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, F, Essential Fatty Acids, protein, and minerals. Because of its anti-oxidant and regenerative properties, Wheat Germ Oil is a wonderful ingredient to add to bodycare and cosmetic products.
Medical and Cosmetic Use
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. Wheat Germ Oil contains linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic fatty acids.
< Wheat Germ Oil can be taken alone, drizzled on top of salads, vegetables, pasta, pesto, or other meals. Wheat Germ Oil should not be heated.
For massage oil blends, it is recommended that you incorporate 10-15% Wheat Germ Oil into your oil blend. The dark color and heavy odor must be considered before using it.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.