What are Scottish Oats?
Alara Organic Gluten Free Scottish Oats Porridge contains the finest Scottish kiln-dried and wholegrain oats, which have been stone-milled at Montgarrie Mill - a 200 year old, and the last, water driven mill in Scotland, which sits on a site where oats have been milled since the Middle Ages. The rich nutty flavour and exceptional nutritional profile of Scottish Oats has developed under the long summer sun and the unspoiled nature of north-east Scotland, supported by the most up to date organic methods, honed over the last 25 years. One of these methods includes 'Kiln Drying', which preserves the nut-like flavour and pleasant aroma of Scottish Oats, without destroying any of their enzymes or Vitamins.
How might Scottish Oats benefit my body?
For hundreds of years, the people of Scotland have been consuming oats (predominantly in Porridge) to provide them with the perfect way to start their day. Oats have a high-fibre content thanks to a rich source of soluble beta-glucans, which work to reduce the rate of carbohydrate absorption in the bloodstream and subsequently prevent dramatic spikes in insulin and blood sugar levels.
Oats are also a rich source of Magnesium, which is a highly regarded enzyme known for its benefical roles in Energy production, the regulation of Blood Pressure, and for reducing the risk of Depression and type 2 diabetes. More recent research has further suggested that magnesium may also have cardio-protective properties.