germ, wheat

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The embryo or sprouting portion of wheat, comprising about 2.5% of the seed. Contains 64% of the vitamin B1, 26% of the vitamin B2, 21% of the vitamin B6, and most of the fat of the wheat grain. It is discarded, with the bran, when the grain is milled to white flour. See flour, extraction rate.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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