Australia is a world leader in the production of high quality milling oats for the international market.Oats are widely recognized for their nutritional and health benefits. Australian milling oats are recognized for their high quality, including excellent taste and aroma, and are preferred for their ease of processing, high milling yield and groats percentage.
Milling oats are dehulled, steamed and flaked or milled before processing. Oats, oat bran and oatmeal contain a specific type of soluble fibre known as beta-glucan. Studies have shown that consuming just 3 grams of beta-glucan a day (the amount in one bowl of oatmeal) typically lowers total blood cholesterol levels, reducing this risk factor for heart disease.Milling oats are produced in the grain cropping regions of south-west Western Australia, the Eyre and York Peninsulas of South Australia, western and northeastern Victoria, and the Riverina and central New South Wales.
- Manganese: 191% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
- Copper: 24% of the RDI
- Iron: 20% of the RDI
- Zinc: 20% of the RDI
- Folate: 11% of the RDI
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
- Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)