How Much Fiber Is in Wheat Germ?

by William McCoy

Although wheat germ might not have the most appealing name, don't write off this healthy grain. Its benefits include significant levels of fiber and protein. You can find wheat germ in some baked goods and you can include it separately when you make bread, to sprinkle on your breakfast yogurt or toss in some wheat germ when making a smoothie.

A Dose of Insoluble Fiber

A 1/4-cup serving of crude wheat germ contains 3.7 grams of total dietary fiber. The same quantity of wheat germ has 6.5 grams of protein. Adult women should consume up to 25 grams of fiber per day, while adult men should get up to 38 grams per day. More than 80 percent of the total fiber in wheat germ is insoluble, notes Harvard University Health Services. Insoluble fiber helps digested food pass quickly through your system.

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About the Author

Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.