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Gluten Free Oats

Gluten Free Oats

There are very few options healthier than gluten free oats to get you up and going in the morning. Oats are a whole-grain food that are most frequently consumed at breakfast. This is usually consumed as oatmeal, which is made by boiling oats in water, milk or a milk alternative. You can use gluten free oats to make a delicious gluten free porridge - remembering of course that all oats contain some levels of gluten.

In addition, oats are often added into muffins, health food bars, cookies and other baked foods.

Organic oats gluten free have been grown without the aid of potentially harmful chemicals used in conventional farming and processing methods.

Are oats gluten free?

Many consumers wonder whether oats are gluten free? Despite conflicting information, particularly from overseas the short answer is no, oats are not gluten-free. Most oat products are processed alongside other gluten containing grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Therefore it is highly likely that many oat products that are called gluten free contain traces of other gluten containing grains due to cross contamination. It is impossible to find 100% gluten-free oats, but there are uncontaminated oats processed in facilities to avoid cross-contamination.  These are the best options for sourcing lower-gluten oats.

*Where oats are marketed as gluten-free and uncontaminated with wheat, rye or barley, they may still not be suitable for those who suffer from Coeliac disease. This is due to a protein called Avenin, and whilst they are considered naturally gluten free this protein is only safe for around 95% of people with Coeliac disease. In the US, UK & Europe, oats that are labelled gluten free are considered safe for people with Coeliac disease and are classified as gluten free if they contain less than 20 milligrams of gluten per kilogram. Uncontaminated oats such as GF Oats are celebrated as a super nutritious food for people wanting low gluten and suffering with Coeliac disease in these particular locations. Every batch of GF Oats is tested to ensure they are below the thresholds applied for US, UK & European markets. In Australia, different standards apply to be certified as gluten free . Products with any detectable gluten cannot be labelled gluten-free. They can be called wheat-free. 

** Those who suffer from Coeliac disease or are concerned may contain gluten. 


Which brand of oats are gluten free?

It is very difficult to claim that any oats are 100% free of gluten. However, the ones that are uncontaminated oats, such as GF Oats are celebrated as being gluten-free and a super nutritious food for people suffering from Coeliac disease in these areas. Every batch of GF Oats is tested to ensure they are below thresholds applied for US, UK & European standards. In Australia, different standards apply. Products with any detectable gluten cannot be called gluten-free. They can be called low-gluten or wheat-free. 

Can Oats be labelled gluten-free in Australia?

How is it possible that a country like Australia can have fewer gluten-free products? The answer lies in part with the strict standards. The ASDA standards prevent oats from being labelled gluten-free. What other countries call gluten-free oats can only be labelled as wheat-free or uncontaminated oats. The strict controls are understandable as the risk factors associated with coeliac disease are quite severe.

Are gluten-free foods good for you?

Some considerable benefits come with the consumption of a single batch of gluten-free oats at breakfast time. These benefits include:

  • They are a well-balanced, nutritious choice. Oats are a great source of carbs and fibre and have more protein than most grains.
  • The presence of beta-glucan can lead to a full feeling. The presence of beta-glucan can help consumers to feel full and satisfied following the consumption of oatmeal. This can lead to less likelihood of diving back into the cupboards and over-consuming snacks throughout the day.
  • Oats are full of vitamins, minerals and a healthy dose of fibre.

Gluten free oats Australia

At Buy Organics Online we are pleased to supply uncontaminated organic oats. To start your day off the right way consider purchasing this and other great organic breakfast food products today!

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