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Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ?

Last post Mar 16, 2010 8:17 AM by etamom . 4 replies.


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  • Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ?

    I found a recipe for my bread machine but it calls for wheat bran. I looked in my grocery store, but only found wheat germ and different flours. Do I need a specialty store for this or is it the same thing?

     

    Thanks for the help!

    Ellie

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  • Re: Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ?

    Here's the recipe. DS is doing a report on Argentina for class this week.

     

    Argentine Chimichurri BreadIngredients
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 3 tablespoons wheat bran
    • 3 cups bread flour
    • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    Directions1.    Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Basic or White Cycle; press Start.  

     

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  • Re: Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ?

    Nope, if I remember my home ec right from high school and it was many moons ago...the bran is the outside of the wheat kernel and the germ is the inside of the kernel. It seems like there was a third part, but I have no clue what that would have been.

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  • Re: Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ?

     Sherry is correct. For the small amount needed in the recipe you can substitute wheat germ for the bran.

    chefly

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  • Re: Is wheat bran the same as wheat germ?

    Thank you both.

     

    I caught a cold and didn't get to make the bread yet, but thank you for the help with the substitution. My local health food store has wheat bran at $1.25/lb.

     

    Ellie

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