Wheat Germ is Nature’s Boost. Whether it’s a smoothie, bowl, or baked good, Wheat Germ is the perfect way to Boost Your Food. Wheat germ offers a seriously strong boost of vitamins, minerals and plant-based protein. The Mayo Clinic calls it one of the “10 health foods for eating well“. Kretschmer Wheat Germ has been around since 1936 when Charles Kretschmer of Carrollton, Michigan developed and sold the first toasted wheat germ, and it’s still healthy eaters’ favorite. Packed with nutrients, plant-based protein and fiber, Kretschmer Wheat Germ produced proudly in Manhattan, Kansas—is making headlines as one of healthiest foods on the planet. Kretschmer products are part of the Continental Mills family, a company dedicated to healthy eating, with its headquarters in Tukwila, Washington.