Corn germ is the isolated innermost layer of corn, or maize, kernels. Corn germ is what is used to press to produce corn oil.

Health considerations

Corn germ is upwards of 50% fat (see: corn oil). It is a source of protein, fiber, and minerals such as iron and zinc. Corn germ is more digestible than corn kernels.

Keep in mind

Corn is a common allergen. Corn germ has a high protein content, and so a high risk of triggering an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. See also: corn

May be found in

Bread, crackers, corn chips, corn-based crackers, corn


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