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Wheat Germ Oil

Botanical Name
Triticum vulgare

Origin
Swtizerland

Method of extraction
Cold Pressed and Unrefined

Suggested use
Food and cosmetic use

Kosher Certified
No

This ultra rich, unrefined wheat germ oil is a great ingredient, and has been applied externally for numerous irritations including roughness of the skin, cracking, and chaffing. Many crafters of cosmetics use it successfully to help reverse the effects of wrinkling. 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.

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 body care and cosmetic products. 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.

Typical Analysis
Color- Amber/Brown
Odor- Heavy
Free Fatty Acids- 0.3
Peroxide Value- 2.7
Non-Saponifiables- 3.1
Saponification Value- 180-195
Iodine Value- 126
Specific Gravity- 0.92
pH- 4.25
Vitamin E Content- 300-400 IU/100g
Alpha Tocopherols- 313 IU/100g
Beta and Gamma Tocopherols- 26 IU/100g

Fatty Acids
Oleic- 12.1%
Palmitic- 17.1%
Linoleic- 58.4%
Linolenic- 9.2%

Precautions
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.

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