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Researchers Report On Beneficial Compounds In “Super Grain” Oats

October 2, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Oats contain a wide variety of biologically active, nutritious compounds, including carotenoids, tocols (vitamin E), flavonoids and a type of polyphenol known as avenanthramides, ingredients that support its reputation as a complex “super grain”, according to researchers from the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence. There are more than 25 avenanthramides in oats that all behave differently. Compared to compounds in grains like wheat and rye, oats may be more bioavailable and possess more anti-inflammatory properties. Avenanthramides, which are unique to oats, are widely used in skincare products because of their anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects. In addition, oats and oat products that meet the minimum FDA level of beta-glucan can make the health claim for cholesterol-lowering benefits.
"New Research Emerging Around Role for Phytonutrients in Oats", Nutrition Horizon, October 02, 2013, © CNS Media BV
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