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Organic rye germ

Rye germ can be used raw for refining food and can also be processed into other products. Wholesaler August Töpfer & Co. offers high-quality organic rye germ and other malt products.

What is rye germ?

Rye germ undergoes a traditional production method used in old malthouses. The process uses fermentation to naturally intensify the aromatic rye flavour and accentuate the subtly balanced sweet-sour note. The production time is variable and determines the colour and flavour of the end product. Fresh rye germ is processed directly and vacuum-packed. Conversely, kilned (dried) germ is first soaked. The product is free from additives and preservatives.

Dried rye germ contains a wide range of important nutrients, including vitamins A and E as well as the trace elements potassium, magnesium and iron. Rye germ is also an excellent source of protein for people following a vegan diet. The fibres contained promote digestion and metabolism.

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Processing of organic rye germ

Rye germ can be consumed fresh and is highly popular in yoghurts, muesli and salads. The product can also be processed into animal feed and as bread cereals. Scandinavian countries have a distinct rye bread culture, making rye germ a popular, widespread product there. In Germany, however, it is still considered a niche product. Furthermore, rye germ is used to produce oil of the same name, which is used in the food and cosmetics industries.

Buy organic rye germ from wholesaler August Töpfer & Co.

The Hamburg-based company August Töpfer & Co. offers a wide range of malt products such as Malt flakes, Malt kernels or Malt grist. As a traditional wholesaler, we attach great importance to ensuring the high quality of all our products. We will be happy to advise and help you choose the right product based on your specifications and documents.

Our rye germs are certified: