Oat, FLOUR(VI Grain), Organic


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Vancouver Island Grain & Milling

Oat Kernel ,FLOUR

VIGrain are a grain milling and storage facility located in Port Alberni. All profits from grain sales are reinvested back into improving grain harvesting, handling and milling infrastructure for Vancouver Island. One of their goals is to promote interest in growing and marketing locally grown grains.

The grain products that VI Grain sells are of the highest quality. They buy directly from Certified Organic grain farms and do their own milling. These grains are then kept in a refrigerated and humidity controlled environment for the maximum in quality control. This gives  VI Grain the ability to maintain the largest inventory and variety of “Certified Organic” grains on the Vancouver Island.

At 14% protein, oats have the highest protein content of all common grains, second only to the newly revived “super grains,” amaranth and quinoa, and the man-made hybrid Triticale. Oats contain seven B vitamins, vitamin E, and are mineral-rich. They supply a significant amount of iron and a good amount of calcium and phosphorus. Oats have gained popularity in recent times because they are credited with the ability to reduce cholesterol in the blood. For the maximum benefit in human nutrition, oats should be freshly flaked for use in cereal or baking.

Origin: Canada

Production: unprocessed, whole kernel

Commonly called whole oats, oat groats, are the untreated, natural, hulled oats with the outermost inedible chaff, or hull, removed. Steel cut oats, are whole oat groats that have been sliced in half, nutritionally they are the same, the only difference is the cooking time is slightly less. They offer superior nutrition because the endosperm, the germ, and the bran are all preserved. They contain loads of fibre plus protein, antioxidants, minerals, various B vitamins, plus the heart healthy polysaccharide fats.

Oat groats contribute beneficial minerals — including iron and phosphorus — to your diet. Both iron and phosphorus make up components of compounds essential to good health. Phosphorus is incorporated into your DNA, bone mineral tissue and ATP — a source of energy — while iron is incorporated into hemoglobin and myoglobin, two proteins you need to transport and store oxygen. Each serving of oat groats contains 204 milligrams of phosphorus, or 29 percent of your recommended daily intake.


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22.7kg, 2kg


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