Wheat germ is the inner part found in this cereal. That is, the one that will germinate and give rise to a new plant. This product is not usually present in flour and other wheat derivatives, which only include the bran as a result of the refining process to which they are subjected.
Wheat germ is a tender part of the cereal whose recommended consumption is between two and four tablespoons daily. Thus, it can be taken together with other cereals at breakfast, to accompany a yogurt or substituting it for refined flour. In the latter case, half a cup of flour can be replaced by wheat germ. It also serves as a dietary supplement.