Defatted wheat germ

Discover the perfect blend of protein, fiber and taste

Defatted wheat germ helps meet today’s demands for full flavor grain-based foods that are rich in protein and fiber. This multi-dimensional ingredient improves nutrition, enhances flavor and enriches the texture for your end product.  

Consumers are increasingly seeking nutrition in baked goods. 
  • Roughly six out of 10 Americans make an effort to consume fiber, whole grains and protein.*
  • More than six out of 10 pay attention to whether or not their packaged foods contain protein.*
  • More Americans perceive children and teens need higher amounts of protein this year.*
  • Awareness of fiber is high and consistent across different consumer segments.

*2013 IFIC Food & Health Survey. **


Horizon Milling offers a multitude of grades, toasted colors and specifications of defatted what germ for your application needs. These customizations will ensure you find the right defatted wheat germ for your end product.

  • 26%+ protein
  • 15%+ fiber
  • Low fat (<1%)
  • 12-month shelf life


  • Bagels
  • Breads
  • Cookies
  • Donuts

Convenience foods

  • Tortillas

Snacks & Cereal

  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Granola Mixes
  • Pretzels
  • Snack Bars





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