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Rancid wheat germ uses?

 
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I have this tickle in the back of my brain telling me I can store (something) in the 1.5 pints of rancid wheat germ I have in my back pantry, labeled "discard 11/2020". I've been trying for a few days now to remember wtf it was I was supposed to store in old wheat germ, without luck.

Do you know?

TIA !!

Jennie

Edited to add: I seem to remember it was used to clean furs. Not very useful, as except on the cats, we don't have any. Any other cleaning ideas?
 
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That is certainly a unique use for wheat germ.

I like to use it as an alternative to breadcrumbs but not if it is rancid.

I have heard that the oil is good to soften skin and that the wheat germ can be applied to the scalp to encourage strength. Though if it smells bad I might not want to put it on my scalp.

I feel as if I only had 1.5 pints of wheat germ I would put it in the compost pile, worm bin, etc.
 
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That's ultimately what I did. This is what happens when you read old cleaning books like I do. Since I've read books from before the Civil War to present, I have asst. bits & pieces of cleaning suggestions lodged in my brain. It wasn't until after I posted this and kept trying to remember wtf it was...? that I remembered it was to clean furs. Since I own 0 furs that's not helpful. Could also be rugs, but again, the problem with it being rancid... so it went into the compost.

Thanks for the comment. If I ever actually find (again) the reference, I'll post it in this thread.
 
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