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Where to Buy Organic Rolled Oats – A Well Stocked Pantry

October 5, 2016

Rolled oats are a staple in my pantry.

They are a handy ingredient for quick and healthy breakfasts, snacks, gluten-free baked goods, and raw desserts.

Oats are quick and easy to cook,  filling, and incredibly nutritious, so they are perfect to fuel your body when you’re on the go.

They also double as gluten-free flour. You can blitz them in your blender for a few seconds to make oat flour you can use to in breads, energy balls, bars, cookies, and muffins.

Oats are packed with fiber, minerals, vitamins, good amounts of plant-based protein, and unique antioxidant and inflammatory compounds that can help to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Eating a small portion of oats every day can help to lower total cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy.

Looking to buy organic rolled oats in Singapore or internationally? Check out these two great options:

  • Singapore: get organic rolled oats delivered via Foodsterr.com. Get 10% off any order with the coupon code LGD10 at checkout.
  • International: order organic rolled oats from iHerb.com. $5 off to first-time customers, with great delivery prices (incl. to Singapore).

Rolled oats are one of my favorite grains. They are probably the most affordable gluten-free grain you can find and you can add them to countless recipes.

Let’s get to know a little more about this heart-healthy ingredient.


A Well Stocked Pantry – Organic Rolled Oats


What are Organic Rolled Oats

Rolled oats come from the oat plant, which is very similar to wheat. The plant is native to Europe and Asia, and nowadays it’s the third most popular crop in the United States.

Oats are naturally gluten-free, so they can be consumed by people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, as long as the oats haven’t been contaminated with wheat traces during processing or packaging.

Rolled oats can help to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

They contain a type of soluble dietary fiber called β-glucan. Studies have shown this fiber can reduce total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.  Eating oats was associated with a 5% reduction in total cholesterol and 7% reduction in LDL cholesterol.

Oats contain an unique compound called avenanthramides, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-itching properties. Because avenanthramides are soothing for your skin, you can also use them on your body.


What to look for in buying organic rolled oats

Oats can come in steel-cut, rolled, or instant form.

Rolled oats are whole oats that have been steamed and pressed flat. When cooked, they have a softer consistency than steel-cut oats and a thicker consistency than instant oats.

Even though the three types of oats have a similar nutritional value, rolled oats are the ones we use the most for oatmeal, muffins, cookies, homemade oat flour,  granola, and bars.

When buying oats, make sure the packaging says “organic”. Other words like “natural” or “all-natural” are not the same – and don’t have a clear legal meaning.

Even though pure, unprocessed oats are gluten-free, they can be contaminated with gluten traces during processing and packaging. If you have gluten intolerance, make sure to buy the ones specifically labeled  gluten-free.


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How to Eat Organic Rolled Oats

I love how versatile oats are.  You can enjoy them in a hot oatmeal, cold over-night porridge, raw snacks, or baked desserts.

You can use organic rolled oats in any of these recipes:


Where to buy organic rolled oats in Singapore

Looking to buy organic rolled oats in Singapore or internationally? Check out these two great options:

  • Singapore: get organic rolled oats delivered via Foodsterr.com. Get 10% off any order with the coupon code LGD10 at checkout.
  • International: order organic rolled oats from iHerb.com. $5 off to first-time customers, with great delivery prices (incl. to Singapore).
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