We are highlighting a newly arrived product to the HealthBuzz family.
Organic oat groats…..
Oat groats are made by dehusking the whole grain so that it includes the cereal germ and fiber-rich bran portion of the grain, as well as the endosperm. If you were to make traditional rolled oats, you would take the whole grain (or groat), then steam this to denature the enzymes and then roll flat. There are varying thicknesses of oats that occur from this point to make products from quick oats to instant oats and oat flour.
Oats are considered to be very nutritious and full of antioxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals. The more substantial the oat and the lower the GI factor will be. So the groats will be the best, followed by traditional rolled oats. This helps stabilise your blood sugar levels and will also keep you full for longer.
Groats make a hearty, chewy porridge that is high in nutrients. They need to be soaked prior to cooking and will take a longer time to cook. They can also be milled for use in bread making or makes a great pilaf or stuffing.
Oats in general can be made with water or milk (or a combination of both) or any other milk option of your choosing. Also the toppings on porridge are really endless from fruit, nut butter, honey, sugars, maple syrup, seeds (chia, pepitas, linseed, sunflower) or sprinkle with LSA.