Bob's Red Mill Instant Rolled Oats are uniquely "Kiln Toasted" and freshly milled whole grain rolled oats. They're freshly milled from the highest quality oats available anywhere. These oats are roasted to intensify their flavor and rolled thin to shorten the cooking time.
Oats as we know them today originate from the wild red oat, a plant with origins in Asia. Originally cultivated for medicinal purposes, they were used as animal feed for a long time before humans deemed them fit for consumption. Oats helped fuel the civil wars in Scotland and have deep roots in Great Britain, Germany and Scandinavia.
Today oats are widely accepted as nutritional powerhouses for dietary fiber and protein. Oats contain a special type of fiber that is especially good for the reduction of cholesterol called beta-glucan. Beta-glucans also aid in the support of the immune system and can help regulate blood sugar. They are also wonderful for soothing irritated skin when used in baths.
Our Instant Oats make a delicious and healthy alternative to the little packets other brands offer (those being loaded with preservatives and sugar). Add in extras like chia seeds, flaxseed meal, dried fruit, nuts, seeds--whatever ingredients you love in your oatmeal! Mix with steaming hot water and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, let stand for another 2 minutes and you've got a healthy and easy breakfast ready to go. For creative ways to top your bowl of oatmeal, visit bobsredmill.com/oatmeal.