They are incredibly nutritious, lightly processed whole grains obtained from cereal crop, Avena Sativa, and are commonly eaten as oatmeal, made by boiling oats in water.
Why are they used?
Incredibly nutritious- Loaded with important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fibre, including the powerful fibre beta-glucan which has numerous health benefits.
Fulfilling and easy to prepare- Great addition to healthy diet that makes one feel fuller for longer and can add flavour and texture to a lot of dishes.
Naturally gluten free- Perfect for people with gluten intolerance.
What are their benefits?
Beta-glucan fibre helps maintain a healthy digestive system and is effective at lowering LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Thiamin, riboflavin and niacin help in releasing energy from food and are vital for a healthy nervous system.
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats provide energy to the body and are needed for growth and development.
Vitamin B6, iron and folates are essential for the production of haemoglobin and formation of red blood cells and white blood cells.
Magnesium, phosphorus and calcium help in building strong bones and support the function of several enzymes in the body.
Oat bran helps reduce constipation in elderly individuals, significantly reducing the need to use laxatives.
High fibre content helps in weight loss by making one feel fuller for longer.
How are these Oats different from others?
Majority oats available in the market are instant oats which are highly processed and have much lesser nutrition value as compared to rolled oats. Also, they are not organic and have been exposed to very harmful chemical pesticides/ herbicides which are carcinogenic.
These rolled oats are Natural, Non-GMO, Certified Gluten-free and Organic. They are lightly processed and have a delicious taste and great texture. No preservatives have been added to them and hence they are great for health.
How to use them to create delicious recipes?
Fruit & Nut Oatmeal
Put 4 tbsp Satopradhan organic rolled oats in a bowl, add half cup boiled water to it and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Add 3 tbsp vegan coconut milk powder, diced fresh fruits, pre-soaked nuts, seeds and mix well. 1-2 tbsp of muesli or granola can also be added to enhance flavour. Your delicious treat is ready!
Boil 2 cups of water, add 4 tbsp Satopradhan organic rolled oats and cook for 5 minutes. Add peas, corns and freshly chopped vegetables such as carrots, beans etc. Mix well, cover partially with a lid and cook for about 15 minutes. Turn off the flame, add chopped capsicum, tomatoes, lemon juice. Mix well and cover with a lid for 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve!