Oats contain beta-glucan, which is a soluble fibre that is responsible for decreasing the rate of absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. This halting process on digestion prevents dramatic spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels, and discourages our bodies from producing and storing fat.
Oats are a rich source of magnesium, which plays primary roles in: enzyme function and energy production, preventing heart attacks and strokes by relaxing blood vessels, blood pressure regulation, and the regular functioning of heart muscle.
Oats also contain the mineral selenium, small amounts of which are essential for both the immune system and thyroid function. It acts as an antioxidant, keeps free radicals from damaging your cells, and can potentially lower your risk of heart disease and cancer.
Mounting clinical and scientific evidence suggests that eating magnesium-rich foods reduces a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Additionally, experimental evidence suggests that there is a link between magnesium deficiency and depression.
They are the whole oat kernel, with the inedible outer hull removed, and the bran layer left intact. Thanks to the minimal processing, they have the highest nutritional value of all oats. Because groats are the whole kernel, they require pre-soak time before cooking. They also take longer for the body to digest.
The Shelled Oat Rice is produced by using oat groats and a proprietary technology process. This technology allows for shorter cooking time and better digestibility, while retaining the natural full flavour of oats, and rice’s soft, chewy texture. Ready to cook, with no need to pre-soak, it’s great for making salads, oatmeal, and steamed or fried rice.
Steel Cut Oats derive their name from the way they are processed. The oat is chopped into two or three pieces. They take longer to cook, and produce an oatmeal with a nuttier texture than rolled oats.
Large Flake Oats are made by rolling the whole oat groat. The old-fashioned rolled oats are left large and thick for taste and texture. Because of their size, they will retain their shape when cooked. However, compared with other more highly processed rolled oats, cooking time is longer.
Quick Oats are made by cutting the grain small, then rolling it. The flakes are slightly smaller and thinner, which allows them to cook more quickly, and gives a nice, smooth texture. Besides oatmeal, Quick Oats are great for baking too.
Instant Oatmeal with Shelled Flax is a smart combination that offers the goodness of oats and flax. Every mouthful provides energy and essential nutrition to start your day. It can be packed in bulk or single packets. Each single packet provides you with the recommended daily serving of digestible Omega-3 ALA, along with fibre and protein.