Porridge Oats contain B vitamins, vitamin E and minerals including calcium and iron. "The stickyness" that comes out of the oats when you cook them is the soluble fibre which helps lower cholesterol levels. The protein is greater than that of wheat so much more nutritious than other cereals. Oats are delicious made into flapjacks if children aren't too fond of cooked oats. Oats are not old fashioned any more! they are a fitness food and will give you lasting energy and strengthen your bones.
Try making Oat Crunchies. Put oats, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, enough butter to bind the mixture, a little brown sugar and bake in the oven until golden and you have a great power filled snack!
|Porridge oats||Per 100g|
|Energy (Calories)||356 kcal|