Wheat germ is rising-star super food

While many "superfoods" are hard to incorporate into the average diet, wheat germ is one of the year's hottest health trends because it's a versatile addition to almost any meal. Derived from the most nutrient rich part of the wheat kernel (which is removed during the refining of whole wheat grains to white flour), Kretschmer Wheat Germ, An Original Superfood, is an excellent source of nutrients including vitamin E, the B vitamins, and folic acid. Kretschmer, the nation's leading brand of wheat germ, makes it easier than ever to incorporate this nutrient-dense ingredient into easy recipes, healthy lifestyles and more on the newly launched www.MyWheatGerm.com.

Recognized as a top health food by the Mayo Clinic, wheat germ is celebrated by health professionals for its diverse range of nutritional benefits. Aiding in everything from muscle function to red blood cell production to digestive tract health, wheat germ packs big benefits in a small, 50-calorie package. Wheat germ even supports a healthy nervous system which can lower anxiety levels and improve mood.

"From athletes to pregnant women to anyone looking to manage their weight, everyone can benefit from sprinkling wheat germ on their favorite foods throughout the day," says Roy Lubetkin, president & CEO of Sun Country Foods, Inc. maker of Kretschmer Wheat Germ. "Wheat germ is An original superfood and the perfect addition to morning yogurt or cereal, a salad or smoothie at lunch or an alternative to bread crumbs at dinner time. It's so easy to incorporate into your diet for significant health benefits."