- — Non-GMO, Kosher, Raw, Vegan
- — Very low in Cholesterol and Sodium
- — A Good Source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Manganese, Phosphorus, Thiamin, and Iron
- — Rich in Copper, Zinc, Folate, and Calcium
Food To Live Organic Oats is a whole grain that will benefit any healthy diet. Certified organic, they are non-GMO and free from any toxic elements. Naturally nutritious, our organic oat groats are whole, which means they retain a maximum of the essential vitamins and minerals.
Organic Oats: Nutrition and Benefits
Organic oats have about 4 grams of dietary fiber in one serving of a quarter cup. Furthermore, they contain a lot of protein and B vitamins. Organic whole oats are an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, and copper, one of the finest among grains. Adding organic oats to your diet is excellent for the heart as they contain less than a gram of fat in a serving. High-fiber meals are associated with cardiovascular benefits, and they are perfect for digestion. Due to their high nutritional value and comparably low-calorie content, organic oat groats can be useful for weight management. They give you complex carbs that digest for a long time, preventing hunger pangs.
How to Cook Organic Oat Groats
Enjoy cooked Food To Live Organic Oats. If you choose to cook them right from the pack, rinse and soak the seeds for a few hours and then cook as any whole grain using three parts of water per 1 part of organic oat groats. It should take about an hour, and you can forego pre-soaking if you are short on time.
Organic oats are very versatile, so you can use them to make all kinds of dishes:
- Organic oat cereal is a popular breakfast choice in Western countries. Serve it with nuts and fruits for maximizing nutritional value.
- You can use organic whole oats as a substitute in most whole grain recipes. They taste particularly well in a pilaf. If you are looking for the healthiest alternatives, use organic oats.
- Vegans can make organic oat milk by processing soaked kernels in a blender with some water. Flavor this healthy non-dairy drink with honey and vanilla.
- Pre-cooked Organic Oats from Food To Live can be included in cookies. However, the best way to use them in baked goods is to grind your organic oat flour.
Note that organic oats are naturally gluten-free, so they are safe for most people. If you are pressed for time, it’s best to pre-cook seeds over the weekend and store them in the fridge in an airtight container. Freezing doesn’t damage organic oats when they are dry.
How to Sprout Grain Oat Groats at Home
- Yields approximately 3 Cups (1/2 lb.) of Sprouts. Prep 3 Tablespoons of seed, then transfer into a bowl or into your Sprouter. Add 2-3 times as much cool (60°-70°) water. Mix seeds up to assure even water contact for all.
- Allow seeds to soak for 6-12 hours. Empty the seeds into your Sprouter (if necessary). Drain off the soak water. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60°-70°) water. Drain thoroughly! Set your Sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. Ensure sufficient air-circulation is provided.
- Always be sure to Drain very thoroughly. The most common cause of inferior sprouts is inadequate drainage. Rinse and Drain again every 8-12 hours for 3 days.
Enjoy your home-made sprouts!