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All About Oats

A Natural Superfood

Oats are one of nature’s most nutrient rich grains, providing the goodness of wholegrain with some extra ‘super’ benefits. Bran, Endosperm and Germ.

Oats Benefits

Benefits of Oats

Oats are a natural superfood, providing fibre and protein, and the beta glucan fibre found in oats helps to lower cholesterol re-absorption^

^A 40g serve of oats provides a minimum of 1g beta-glucan. Oats can help lower cholesterol re-absorption as part of a diet low in saturated fat. 3g of beta-glucan each day is required to help lower cholesterol re-absorption.

Cholesterol lowering diet

With their whole grain content, nutrients such as fibre and protein, as well as their ability to lower cholesterol re-absorption, UNCLE TOBYS Oats really are one of nature’s superfoods.

Types of Oats

Raw Oats

Whole grain raw oats are harvested when the grain is fully-grown and dry. They consist of the grain kernel (or groat), surrounded by a hard outer hull and plant stalk

Whole Oat (Groat)

Whole oats are left when the inedible hard outer hull of the oat grain is removed. They look like brown rice; long and thin, with a smooth surface and the outer bran layer intact. You can buy these to cook into porridge, but they take longer to prepare than other types of oats.

Rolled Oats

Rolled oats are created by steaming oat kernels and then rolliung them into flakes. Also called 'old-fashioned' oats, this preparation process keeps oats fresher for longer while helping to cook the oat faster such as oat porridge.

Quick Oats or Instant Oats

Prepared in a similar way to rolled oats, quick oats (or instant oats) are simply cut finer and rolled thinner. They are still a whole grain with all the nutritional goodness of the oat kernel, but with a longer steam and thinner flake, preparation is faster - so you can enjoy your favourite porridge sooner!

Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats are oat kernels that have been cut into two or three pieces by a steel metal blade. This enables the oats to cook more quickly thatn whole uncut oats.

All oats whether steel cut, rolled or quick style, have the same nutritional benefits. UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Oats and Quick Oats consist of one hundred per cent whole grain oats with no additives. Oats are a natural source of energy and are rich in beta-glucan, a soluble fibre, that naturally elps lowe cholesterol re-absorption.

[1]Grains Legumes Nutrition Council. Wholegrain Foods Fact Sheet.
*^As part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat, 3g of beta glucan every day is required to help lower cholesterol re-absorption