Basic Oat Groats
Oats, or Avena Sativa, originated in Asia and have been cultivated throughout the world for over two thousand years. Oat groats are simply the hulled version of oats. Oats contain a specific fiber known as beta-glucan, which can significantly lower cholesterol levels and help to prevent heart disease. Oats contain antioxidant compounds called avenanthramides, which help to prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. If you are gluten sensitive, be sure to purchase organic Certified Gluten-Free Oats.