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What are Oat Groats?
A groat is any whole kernel of grain that has been only minimally process to remove the outer hull or husk, which is often referred to as the chaff. The oat groat has a chewy, hearty texture and has to be simmered or soaked to become soft for cooking. While wheat and barley can also be processed into a groat, here you can learn more about oat groats.
What are the Nutrition Facts of Oat Groats?
One of the most appealing factors of oat groats is the high nutritional value they offer. These retain the high-fiber of the grain, which is also full of fatty acids, B-vitamins, iron and protein.
Additionally, oat groats contain minerals and vitamins and are high in polyunsaturated fats. When you eat these you also gain nutrition value from the endosperm, which is the grain’s starchy protein, which is usually all that is left behind to create flour.
A quarter cup of oat groats will contain four grams of fiber, which provides 16 percent of the total recommended daily value, 160 calories, 28 grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of protein, 10 percent of your daily iron recommendation and three grams of fat.
Keep in mind, the carbohydrates that are present in oat groats are idea for fueling your active lifestyle and will give you energy that is necessary for brain function. Also, the high fiber content will reduce the chances you have of developing cardiovascular disease.
What are the Health Benefits of Oat Groats?
Oat groats contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, several different B-vitamins and vitamin E. Additionally, oats have trace minerals, such as manganese, copper, iron, selenium and zinc. They are also full of phytochemicals, which are good for you, and contain both insoluble and soluble fiber.
Do to all of these “good-for-you” ingredients, oat groats offer quite a few health benefits. They can lower your blood pressure, and even help to prevent the onset of diabetes, which used with a whole-grain diet.
Some of the other health benefits offered by including oat groats in your diet, and the diet of your children include:
- They can help reduce cases of asthma in children
- Can help to boost the nutrition profile of any gluten-free diet
- Eaten regularly can increase levels of appetite control hormones
- Can help to improve immune system defenses
- They can help to reduce the need for laxatives
- Can help reduce bad cholesterol
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