Extracts Wheat

Nystrom et al. (2005) note that steryl ferulates run 300-390 ppm in wheat bran, constituting 2025% of total sterols. Known to lower LDL cholesterol, steryl ferulates also have antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antiradicular, and antitumor activities. If metabolized more effectively than rice counterparts, steryl ferulates of wheat and rye may have more benefits than gamma-oryzanol. Alk(en)ylresorcinols, folates, lignans, phytosterols, and tocopherols tend to be localized in the outer parts of the kernel, especially the bran (X15796586). For seed, nut, and whole grain lovers, Phillips et al. analyzed the phytosterols in wheat germ, some such phytosterols medicinally important (X16302759). Delta-5-avenasterol, 161 ppm; delta-7-avenasterol, 133 ppm; campestanol, 127 ppm; campesterol, 787 ppm; phytosterols, 4130 ppm; poriferasta-7,25-dienol, 135 ppm; sitosta-nol, 69 ppm; beta-sitosterol, 2286 ppm; stigmasterol, 37 ppm; and delta-7-stigmastenol, 116 ppm (X16302759).

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