Rolled Oats- Benefits, Recipe & History.
- Green Habit Rolled Oats or Old-fashioned Oats : These are oat groats that are steamed and flattened with huge rollers so that they cook quicker, in about 5 to 15 minutes.
- higher in Protein and healthy fats and lower in Carbohydrates than most other whole grains and they contain more soluble fibre than any other grain
- Rolled Oats contain more than 20 unique Polyphenols, which have strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-itching propertied and they also have the best amino acid balance of all cereal grains
- Rolled Oats are a rich source of amino acid which promotes the health of tissues and supports proper functioning of immune system
- Rolled Oats contain essential vital micro nutrients
- At last, Rolled Oats that people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance can enjoy, too Oats are not only an excellent source of dietary fibre but they also reduce serum cholesterol levels in the body
How will you Enjoy Them ?
There are many ways, both sweet and savoury, to enjoy the goodness of rolled oats – and not just for breakfast.
Banana, blueberry & oat smoothie
Adding oats to a liquid breakfast is a good way to boost its goodness. Take note that you'll need to freeze the banana the night before for this smoothie – doing this makes it much creamier and more enjoyable.
1 ripe banana
1 small handful Green Habit Dried Blueberries
⅓ cup Green Habit Rolled oats
½ cup oat milk
½ cup coconut water
1 tbsp Green Habit Flax Seed
1 serve protein powder (optional)
Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
Slice banana, place in a container and freeze overnight.
Next day, place all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately. Serves
History of Rolled Oats ?
Despite their widespread praise by nutritionists and bodybuilders alike, oats have a humble origin. They were the last of the major cereal grains to be domesticated, around 3,000 years ago in Europe, and apparently originated as weeds that grew within cultivated fields of various other crops.
Part of the reason why people were slow to embrace oats is because they go rancid very quickly, due to the presence of natural fats and a fat dissolving enzyme present in the grain. As a result, they have to be processed immediately after harvesting. The fats in oats are relatively healthy, with a lipid breakdown of 21% saturated, 37% monounsaturated, and 43% polyunsaturated.
Greeks and Romans considered oats to be nothing more than a diseased version of wheat. Oats were a lowly horse food for the Romans, who scoffed at the "oat-eating barbarians", or those pesky Germanic tribes who eventually toppled the West Roman Empire. Come to think of it, the Romans were never able to conquer the Scots. Big oat eaters, those Scots. Oats 2, Romans 0.
Even today, less than 8% of the oats now grown commercially are for human consumption. The chief value of oats remains as a pasturage and hay crop, especially for horses. Thousands of years and several empires later, most people still haven’t caught-on.