Well protected in the wheat grain lies the viable sprout. The wheat germ feeds the wheat plant with nutrients to help it germinate and grow. Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel and contains 23 different nutrients including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. It also contains more Vitamin E than any other vegetable oil. Vitamin E helps to fight free radicals and maintain even skin tone, but above all it reduces skin damage from the sun or stretch marks that have arisen in connection with, for example, hormonal changes or rapid weight gain.