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Wheat Germ

I did a quick search but could not see much on wheat germ. Do you guys like it? If so how do you prepare it? It seems like a very good food. What does it taste like? Maybe even better than oats here is a breakdown of oats vs wheat germ. All below data is in grams per 100grams unless otherwise noted. I have nothing against oatmeal and am only using it as reference.

Oats
Energy....389Cal
Protein....17g
Fat....7g
Carb....66g
Fiber....10.6g
Iron ....4.7mg
Magnesium....177mg
Zinc....4mg

Wheat germ
Energy....360Cal
Protein....23g
Fat....9.7g
Carb....51.8g
Fiber....13.2g
Iron ....6.26mg
Magnesium....239mg
Zinc....12.3mg

Thanks

Amino acids break down or wheat germ

Tryptophan 0.317

Threonine 0.968

Isoleucine 0.847

Leucine 1.571

Lysine 1.468

Methionine 0.456

Cystine 0.458

Phenylalanine 0.928

Tyrosine 0.704

Valine 1.198

Arginine 1.867

Histidine 0.643

Alanine 1.477

Aspartic acid 2.070

Glutamic acid 3.995

Glycine 1.424

Proline 1.231

Serine 1.102

Okay I thought I would post this just incase anyone was interested.

By the way, how would one go about recognising a well balanced protein. What are the markers/indicators that one should look for that will indicate whether a protein is 'complete' or not?