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The oats we enjoy today are the ancestors of the wild red oat plant found in Asia. An ancient grain that was used as medicine and food, oats have been found in Egyptian tombs from as far back as 2000 BC and were cultivated in ancient Greek and Roman time for animal feed. Oatcakes have been a staple food in Northern England and Scotland for centuries as oats grow well in the cool, wet climate. Whole grain steel cut oats are enjoying renewed popularity today due to the numerous health and nutritional benefits. Make this simple grain a part of your breakfast today!
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Steel cut oats are whole grain oats that have been cut into pieces. They have a mild flavor and a creamy, chewy texture when cooked. Stewed with cinnamon, flax seed, chopped apples and maple syrup, steel cut oats make for a delicious morning porridge. If you are feeling adventurous, try cooking our oats with your favorite savory spices, add some chopped nuts, and serve as dinner side.
Basic Cooking Instructions:
Bring 3 cups of water to a vigorous boil. Add 1 cup of steel cut oats and 1/4 tsp salt. Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 3 to 5 minutes. Yields 3 cups.
Store in an airtight container after purchase for up to 2 years.
Oats are high in soluble and insoluble fiber and are low on the Glycemic Index. Fiber helps you to feel fuller for longer, aids in digestion, and helps to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
Not only are oats cholesterol-free, they contain beta-glucan, a very special kind of fiber proven to lower cholesterol. One serving of steel cut oatmeal per day is all you need.
Oats are high in protein.
Oats are rich in iron. Iron is important for the production of red blood cells, helps our blood to oxygenate our body, and keeps us from feeling fatigued.
Oats are high in B vitamins. B vitamins help with energy, metabolism, and brain and nervous system health.
Studies have linked diets rich in fiber from whole grains with a lowered risk of Type 2 Diabetes and some kinds of cancer, including colon and breast cancer.
Depending on where you lived, oats used to be found either on your table or in the barn. “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland appears to support the people.” – Samuel Johnson, 1755.
14% of the energy produced at the University of Iowa is from burning inedible oat hulls.
Oats have soothing and anti-itch properties and are used in many different kinds of beauty products.
Traditional Ayurvedic medicine has used a derivative of oats to treat opium addiction.
There is a town in the United States called Oatmeal, Texas – population around 20.