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Wheat germ is very high in fiber and an excellent source of vitamin B, folic acid, and minerals like copper, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Its also quite high in protein.

Wheat germ is a very balanced food with 49% of its calories from carbs, 28% from protein, and 23% from fat... very close to the ratios I recommend in a balanced diet. 1/4 cup has about 4 grams of fiber. But wheat germ doesn't taste great and typically needs to be eaten with other food (sprinkled on cereal or mixed into something).

Soy on the other hand, has many of the same benefits but is a little bit easier to consume... For example you can eat roasted soy nuts as a stand alone snack and they taste pretty good too. Also a balanced food, but higher in protein, soy nuts have 30% of their calories from carbs, 40% from protein, and 30% from fat. 1 oz of soy nuts contains about 5 grams of fiber.

Soy doesn't contain all the same vitamins and minerals found in wheat germ, but if you take a quality vitamin supplement you probably don't need it anyway. Soy has its own unique benefits as well, recently earned FDA approval to state that 25 grams of soy protein per day can reduce risk of cancer and heart disease. Also soy is known to promote health of kidneys, prostate, heart, thyroid, and more...