Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and Unrefined
This oil comes packaged in plastic bottles.
Food and cosmetic use
This ultra rich, unrefined wheat germ oil is a great ingredient. 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 darker in color and heavy in odor.
Wheat Germ Oil is widely used as both a cosmetic ingredient and as a food additive. 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%. The dark color and heavy odor must be considered before using it.
Acid value: less than 3.0
Specific gravity: 0.91-0.93
Refractive index: 1.46-1.49
Iodine value: 120-140
Peroxide value: less than 10 Total Vitamin E content- 300-500 IU/100g
Alpha Tocopherols- 280-500 IU/100g
Beta and Gamma Tocopherols- 20-40 IU/100g
It should not be used by those with wheat or gluten allergies, either externally or internally.
For educational purposes only. 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.