Letter Re: Wheat Germ: Forgotten Super Food for GOOD and Long-Term Storage

Dear Editor,
I am writing because I am also a beloved fan of wheat germ. Kitchen Maven already mentioned the longevity of such a food, but also the cost. I would suggest buying in bulk online. Sites like http://www.bulkfoods.com/ sell massive quantities of…well…bulk foods. A prepper can stock up on large portions of wheat germ. And for thirty-two dollars you can get twenty-five pounds of the good stuff. That translates out to a hair over 8.5 cents per serving. Sure beats out the seventy cent servings you can get from the store. The one and five pound bags are packed in extra heavy 3 mill air and moisture barrier heat sealed plastic bags for storage. It doesn’t seem that the twenty-five pound bags get the same treatment though. And if you buy over seventy-five dollars worth, you get five dollar shipping. (Note, I am not an advocate for this site, I have just done business with them and have been pleased)

The author mentioned adding ingredients to the wheat germ, so here is my favorite recipe:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (I prefer crunchy, but you can do whatever)
  • 2 cups wheat germ
  • 1 cup flax seed
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 5-ish whole grain Fig Newton (or equivalent) bars crushed
  • Honey and cinnamon, to taste

Mixing this up makes a very good, packable source or energy for hiking.

Enjoy my two cents, – Jim S.