What is “oat bran” and is it worth buying?

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Oat bran refers to the rough outer layer of oats (generally including the bark and aleurone layer), which was originally a by-product of oat processing and was used as feed or discarded, but it was later discovered

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Compared to rolled whole oatmeal, pure oat bran has higher dietary fiber, vitamin B1, B2, magnesium and potassium content >.

In addition, more than 70% of the special health-care ingredients in oats – beta-glucan are concentrated in the oat bran part, and polyphenols are antioxidants. Also higher in bran.

However, in terms of cost-effectiveness, the price of pure oat bran on the market is more than double that of oatmeal, and some even 3-4 times, obviously The price-performance ratio is very low.< /strong>.

In fact, to get the nutritional benefits of oatmeal, you can eat regular oatmeal, you don’t have to buy bran at a high price. Moreover, bran is high in dietary fiber, and eating too much is more prone to the problem of flatulence.


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Editor: Xiaohui

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