Wheat Bran vs Wheat GermLet’s get to it: wheat bran vs wheat germ, what exactly is the difference? Fat and Carbohydrates A ¼-cup serving of wheat bran contains 50 calories and 0.5 grams of fat. A 2 tablespoon-serving of wheat germs contains 45 calories and 1 gram of fat. Neither contains cholesterol or trans fats. Wheat bran contains 10 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fiber, while wheat germ has 5 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. Sugar Wheat bran has no simple sugars and wheat germ contains a minimal amount. Protein Both wheat germ and wheat bran contain protein. Wheat bran has 2 grams per ¼-cup serving, while wheat germ has 3 grams per 2-tablespoon serving. Vitamins and Minerals Both wheat bran and wheat germ contain thiamin, while wheat bran is a good source of niacin and wheat germ is a good source of folate. They both contain iron. , and wheat germ is a good source of vitamin E.
Wheat BranIn the three different parts of the wheat kernel, the hard outer shell is known as the bran. When it comes to wheat bran nutrients, wheat bran contains protein, nutrients and minerals, and it has a distinctly sweet and nutty flavor. It’s famously known as an excellent source of fiber, with 1/4 cup offering 24% of the daily recommended value. Bob’s Red Mill Wheat Bran Our Unprocessed Miller's Wheat Bran offers a full-bodied texture to soups, cereals and salads. We make it by carefully separating the protective outer layer of the wheat berry from the endosperm and germ. By adding our wheat bran to your diet, you may feel full and satisfied for longer periods of time. You can use it to replace some of the flour in muffins or cookies, and you can also add it to your baked goods and cereals.
Wheat Bran RecipeIf you like the idea of our wheat bran and are looking for a recipe to try, give this one for Raisin Bran Muffins a try. They are high in fiber and protein and taste incredible when paired with a tall glass of cold coconut milk or a mug of warm green tea. Make sure to store these treats in an airtight container so they don’t dry out. And if possible, make a double batch! Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Thick Rolled Oats or Organic Thick Rolled Oats 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour 1/2 cup Raisins 1 1/4 cups Wheat Bran 1/4 cup Whey Protein Powder 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda 1/4 tsp Salt 1 cup Soy Milk, unsweetened 1 cup Applesauce, unsweetened 5 Tbsp Honey 2 Tbsp Molasses 2 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal 1 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil 1 Tbsp Vegetarian Egg Replacer 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Hazelnut Extract 1 tsp Stevia Extract Instructions Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and pour over the dry ingredients. Fold until just mixed (don't overmix!) Spray a six-muffin tin with cooking spray and pour the batter in each tin. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the tops have browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Additional Wheat Bran RecipesIf you’re looking for a variety of recipes that integrate wheat bran, click the recipes tab on this page of our website. We’ll cover everything from fluffy pancakes to rye bread.
- Wheat Bran Cranberry Quick Bread
- Whole Grain Fruit Muffins
- Whole Grain Apple Cinnamon Grains Muffins
- High Fiber 7 Grain and Bran Bread
- Bob’s High Fiber 7 Grain and Bran Bread
- Bob’s High Fiber Bran Muffins
- Low Carb Hot Cereal
- Wholesome Fruit Muffins
- 4 Grain Tasty Pancakes
- Black Bran Rye Bread
- Munch Bars
- Orange Bran Flax Muffins
- Banana Bran Nut Muffins
- Hemp Cinnamon Muffins
- Blueberry Banana Bread
Wheat GermMoving on, what is wheat germ and what are wheat germ benefits? The wheat germ is the heart of the wheat berry. And it is the most most vitamin- and mineral-rich part of the wheat kernel. It’s also the embryo of the wheat plant (meaning it will give nourishment to the new wheat plant). Bob’s Red Mill Wheat Germ Our Wheat Germ is created from the finest wheat kernels and contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, vitamin E, and zinc. It has essential fatty acids and dietary fiber, which may control blood sugar levels. You can add this high-quality germ to baked goods, meatballs, cookies and more.
Wheat Germ RecipeIf the idea of integrating wheat bran into your breakfast and snack routine excites you, try this company favorite, Bob’s Homemade Granola. This recipe has been loved by our company for years and has actually found its home on our bags of Shredded Coconut. It’s nutritious, delicious and can be eaten any time of day or night. Ingredients 5 cups Regular Rolled Oats 1 cup Shredded Coconut 1 cup Wheat Germ, toasted 1/2 cup Premium Shelled Sunflower Seeds 1/4 cup Brown Sesame Seeds 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds, optional 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts 1/2 cup Honey 1/4 cup Melted Butter 1/4 cup Water 1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 cup Raisins Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F; set aside two baking sheets. Combine oats, coconut, wheat germ, seeds and nuts in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix together the honey, butter, water, salt and vanilla extract. Pour over grains, stirring thoroughly. Spread mixture onto the baking sheets into a thin layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring frequently. Oats should be crisp and brown, but coconut should not be burned. Allow to cool thoroughly, then add raisins and place in an airtight container. Can be stored up to three weeks without refrigeration.
Additional Wheat Germ RecipesIf you’re looking to take your wheat germ recipe creating beyond Bob’s beautiful granola, visit this page on our website. It will inspire you to create recipes that vary from dog treats to muesli!
- Wheat Germ Corn Muffins
- Whole Wheat Coffee Cake
- Dog Treats
- High Fiber 7 Grain and Bran Bread
- Barb’s Hearty Herb Bread
- Three Grains Bread
- Low Sugar & Low Fat Granola
- Tangy Cheese & Nut Wheat Bread
- Bob’s Best Multigrain Bread
- Seeded Teff & Amaranth Bread
- Dr. Bruce Milliman’s Muesli
- Craig’s World Famous Natural Granola
- Outrageous Muffins
- Toasted Wheat Germ
- Multi-Grain Protein Snacks