ingredient information
Oats Whole Organic
When we speak of grains many foods come to mind such as breads, cereals, crackers, pasta and rice. Whole grains are a good source of complex carbohydrate, dietary fiber, plant protein, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Recent research indicates that the entire grain, not just the fiber provides health benefits. As an example, whole grain wheat and oats are comprised of hundreds of phytochemicals, such as phytoestrogens, antioxidants, phenols, as well as, vitamins and minerals. It is thought that these compounds may act together to play important roles in disease prevention. They have been studied for their ability to reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, constipation, diabetes and obesity. Grains form the base of the food pyramid and represent the food group that we need most abundantly in our diets. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified,