Canadian Naked Oats are the result of decades of research by Dr Vern Burrows and Agriculture Canada. This unique and exclusive oat is naturally both hulless and hairless. To protect itself from the elements and spoiling, it developed a thin waxy coating in place of the hulls. Canadian Naked Oats’ natural defenses protect it against spoiling and do not require heat treating or anti-oxidants to preserve the kernel from going rancid.
The natural breeding and successful development of naked oats has stimulated businesses to use the crop to develop new products for new markets. Naked oats are a nutritious alternative to rice in food products as they cook and taste like rice, yet offer a wider nutritional value. Naked oats have twice the protein, ten times the fibre and five times the iron of white rice. Additionally, naked oats have very high levels of lysine, an amino acid key to good muscle growth. It also has high levels of beta glucan, which can help reduce cholesterol, anti-oxidants and a low glycemic index.
Canadian Naked Oats offer excellent nutritional qualities:
- High Beta Glucan Levels - lower your cholesterol levels without the use of synthetic drugs.
- Low Glycemic Index – helps control blood sugar levels in diabetics and the health conscious.
- Low Gluten Levels - Canadian Naked Oats are a suitable new choice of grain for those that are gluten intolerant or celiac.
- High Protein – Canadian Naked Oats have an easily digested protein and its high levels of lysine are the key to good muscle growth.
As indicated in the following table, there are significant amounts of nutrients in only 100g of Canadian Naked Oats. Because of the many health benefits this food is a positive choice for a healthy lifestyle.
|Energy||397 calories||365 calories||421 calories|
|Total Dietary Fibre||12.0g||1.3g||11.6g|
|Soluble Fibrebeta Glucan||4.4g||0.0g||3.8g|
|Trans Fatty Acid||n.d.||0.0g||0.0g|