Kosher Oat Groats are the least-processed form of oats. The hull is removed but groats retain the germ, the fiber rich bran, and the endosperm. Oat Groats are a good source of avenanthramides, which have been shown to have high antioxidant activities. These nutty, chewy groats can be used as a hot cereal, or paired with kale for a tasty side dish.
Try soaking oat groats for an hour to cut cook-time in half. Oats is a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poorer soil conditions than many other crops. Grown throughout the world, oats has been an important food for people and livestock for hundreds of years. The perfect hot breakfast cereal, oatmeal is also widely used in baking, as a filler in dishes like meatloaf, and in many prepared cereals.
Oats surpasses other cereal grains including wheat, barley, corn and wheat in protein and several other nutrients, and its fiber content especially the soluble fiber beta glucan is recognized for lowering blood cholesterol.
Oats are naturally gluten free however Grain Place Foods Organic Oat Groats are not a wheat free or gluten free food as they are cleaned on equipment that also prepares Kamut, spelt and wheat.
To cook one cup of oat groats, add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil then simmer for 30-40 minutes. After cooking will yield 3 cups.
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