Organic Oats: Whole Oat Grain (Hull Intact) - Bulk Grains
Whole Oats as a Garden Plant
Oats are frost tolerant and grow well in cool, temperate areas. Oats can be broadcast over a well-cultivated, sunny area. Gently rake over the oats to lightly cover them with about an inch of soil. Oats require very little attention once they have been planted, simply keep the planted area slightly damp. After about 6-7 weeks, the oats should be between 2 and 5 feet tall and the kernels will be turning from green to tan.
Whole oats are commonly used as feed for livestock. They can also be used in bread dough or soups after they have been sprouted. Sprouted whole oats can be used to make delicious homemade oat milk! Additionally, whole oats can be grown for tasty and nutritious oat grass which is loved by felines and their owners alike.
- Animal feed
- Sprouting and juicing
- Baked goods
- Oat milk
Whole oats (Avena sativa) are a cereal grain that is grown for their seeds. For a long time, Greeks and Romans viewed oats as inferior to wheat and were suitable only for animal feed. Eventually, oats became an important part of food culture in Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Scandinavia.
Oats were brought to North America in the early 1600s by the Scots. Oats experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s when their health benefits were discovered.
Oats are surprisingly high in protein, with 34% of your required needs in just 3.5 ounces, and contain nearly half of your daily fiber needs. B vitamins and manganese are present in high amounts as well. Oats contain beta-glucans, a type of indigestible polysaccharides, that support the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tracts.