INGREDIENTS OF OAT GROATS: Naturally gluten free whole grain oat groats
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
HOW TO COOK OAT GROATS: Serves 4
Bring 1 cup Gerbs Oat Groats, 3 cups water, and 1/4 tsp salt to a boil.
Cover, turn heat down to medium-low and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
Try them topped with fresh berries, sliced banana and pecans.
OAT GROATS – AN OLD FASHIONED OATMEAL THE WAY YOU REMEMBER IT
Oat groats take much longer to cook than rolled oats or steel-cut oats — up to an hour — so they’re best suited to leisurely breakfasts rather than a quick meal before you jump into your daily grind.
1 Lb. Oat Groats are packaged on dedicated equipment by Gerbs staff in high barrier, re-closeable, stand-up FDA food grade bags. Gerbs is among a hand full of FDA inspected & board of health approved facilities in North America that is free from the top 12 Food Allergies: gluten, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy, soy, mustard, sesame, legumes, fish, and crustacean. Whole oat groats can be cooked or steamed, but because they’re a bigger grain than rice or even whole wheat kernels, take much longer to cook. It can take up to an hour, although a pressure cooker will shorten the cooking time. Because they are “as-is”, they have the highest nutritional value of all forms of oats. They are digested very slowly, which reduces the glycemic load and makes them quite filling.
Key Features of Oat Groats:
- Oat groats contribute beneficial minerals — including iron and phosphorus — to your diet. Both iron and phosphorus make up components of compounds essential to good health. Phosphorus is incorporated into your DNA, bone mineral tissue and ATP — a source of energy — while iron is incorporated into hemoglobin and myoglobin, two proteins you need to transport and store oxygen. Each serving of oat groats contains 204 milligrams of phosphorus, or 29 percent of your recommended daily intake.
- Oat groats also offer antioxidant benefits due to their zinc and copper content. Both minerals protect your tissues from free radicals, which would otherwise damage your DNA, contributing to genetic mutations and disease. Zinc also plays a role in immune function, while copper supports nervous system health. Each serving of oat groats offers 244 micrograms of copper — 27 percent of the recommended daily intake, according to the Institute of Medicine.
- Oat groats take much longer to cook than rolled or steel-cut oats — up to an hour — so they’re best suited to leisurely breakfasts rather than a quick meal before you jump into your daily grind. Try them topped with fresh berries, sliced banana and pecans. Alternatively, use cooked oat groats in grain salads. Combine the groats with dried cranberries, chopped dried figs and an orange-and-mint dressing, or mix them with toasted walnuts, chopped kale, slices of roasted carrots and parsnips.
- Each serving — a 1/4 cup raw, or approximately 1 cup cooked — contains 152 calories and provides 8 percent of the daily calorie intake in a 2,000-calorie diet. The groats provide 6 grams of protein per serving, which helps maintain healthy tissue and a strong immune system. A serving of groats also contains 26 grams of carbohydrates, including 4.1 grams of dietary fiber. These carbs fuel your active lifestyle and provide energy needed for brain function.