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Whole Oat Groats

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Oat Groats Nutrition and Health Benefits

oat groats nutrition

Cooking whole oat groats (whole oat grain) is an excellent choice if you want to incorporate whole grains into your diet and boost your nutrition.

Like oatmeal, it is a low carb and high protein whole grain food source. However, because its bran layer is left intact, unlike oatmeal (rolled oat groats), it takes longer for digestive enzymes to break it down. Slower digestion means stable blood sugar levels, and a longer-lasting, steady flow of energy. It is rich in Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin E. For more on the specific health benefits of Oats, click here.

To see how Oat compares, nutritionally, to other whole grains click on our whole grain list.

To find out where to buy these and other specialty oat products, click here.

How To Cook Groats?

1 part raw oats to 2 parts liquid. Boil until water is absorbed: Whole oats take about 45 minutes to cook
and may need 1/2 cup more water. Normal rolled oats
take 30 minutes or more to cook. Quick oats (rolled)
can take anywhere from 1-5 minutes.
  • Shelf-Life

  • If stored properly, whole oat grain (groats) can be stored up to 1 year.

  • Taste

  • Nuttier and chewier than oatmeal, similar to steel cut oats. Great as a morning cereal or as a healthy addition to soups. They can also be ground to make homemade Oat flour.

    More Oat Recipes

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    Steel Cut Oats

    Gluten Free Oats

    History of Oats

    Benefits of Oatmeal

    Oat Flour

    Oat Groats




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