Whole-grain Oat Groats are the de-hulled kernels of the oat grain and include the cereal germ and fiber-rich bran portion of the grain (they look very similar to wheat berries). Compared to rolled oats, they’ll stay fresh about 10x longer, and make far better oat flour when milled (gluten-free and retain more of the nutty oat flavor!). Not only do oat groats flow better through the electric grain mill but all their nutritional benefits are protected in their whole grain state, during storage or sitting on the shelf. Eat them raw! They have a full, nutty oat flavor and texture and are easily chewed, unlike wheat. These whole oat groats also retain more of their terrific oat taste for your homemade oat flour. They are a super wholesome and delicious breakfast cereal. Try sprouting oat groats… it changes the nutrient profile resulting in significantly higher protein, vitamins and enzymes!
They’re perfect for use in place of rice for pilafs, or for cold grain salads (think Tabbouleh!).
(Note: Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in foods that contain dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Oat groats are a good source of fiber and iron and can help you feel fuller longer. Oats may also help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, since their soluble fiber helps control blood sugar.)
FOOD STORAGE RECOMMENDATION: Please note that Oat Groats in air-tight containers with oxygen packs will store for 10-15 years, unlike wheat that will store for 30 years. Studies recommend 400 lbs of grains per adult/per year as part of a balanced subsistence diet. Some sources recommend 25 lbs of Oats as part of that, but for gluten-intolerant individuals you would want to increase that to make up for a lack of wheat. Our 4-gallon heavy-duty stackable square buckets are strongly recommended for storage purposes!! They are lined with air-tight RE-SEALABLE* 5 ml Mylar bags and have Oxygen Pack inserts to keep them fresh, delicious, and pest-free for 10-15 years!
AVAILABLE IN: 4 gallon, long-term storage buckets, lined with 5 mil. RE-SEALABLE* mylar (approx. 20 lbs.)
STORE PICKUP PROCEDURES:
- Order Method: Online ONLY
- Pickup Location: 1780 North Highway 38, Brigham City, UT
- Order Cut Off: Wednesdays at 4:00 pm (online payment only)
- Pickup Time: Fridays – between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon (Mountain Time)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you order AFTER 4 PM on Wednesday, your order will be available on Friday of the following week. At this time we’re unable to accommodate various pickup times. If you have any questions please call and we will be so happy to help!
*Re-Sealable (so… use it up as you go!)
The Mylar is heat-sealed (which makes the bag re-sealable). The sealed Mylar will stay air-tight if it’s not punctured. Because it is re-sealable you can snip a corner off the bag, pour out as much product as you’ll use in the next few months, then quickly* re-seal the Mylar and send your food back into long-term storage. The oxygen pack should continue to do its job as long as you re-seal the Mylar as quickly as possible. IMPORTANT: If your bag is left open for more than 30 minutes, you will want to toss in a new oxygen pack before re-sealing to ensure long-term freshness. If you have opened and re-sealed multiple times, and want to store the remainder for many years, you will want to put in a new oxygen pack.