Whole Oat Groats
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Product of Canada
Since oat groats are the whole kernel with only the inedible hull removed, they have a nuttier flavor and chewier texture than more processed oats. They have a much longer cooking time (about 1-hour stovetop - less if presoaked and are a good choice for overnight slow cooking). They are worth the wait as they make an excellent hot breakfast cereal, pilaf, and stuffing.
Oats are about 66% carbohydrates (including 11% dietary fiber and 4% beta-glucans), 7% lipids and 17% protein.
Oats are also a very good source of the vitamin B complex and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Even though pure oat groats do not contain gluten, most oats are cultivated and processed in such a way that cross-pollination and cross-contamination with wheat are likely to occur.
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as wheat, tree nuts, barley, and other potential allergens.