RAW Oat Groats (Wheat-Barley-Rye Free Oat Groats)- 1.1 lbs
Pure, uncontaminated raw oat groats are a new agricultural product. Upaya Naturals is proud to offer this Canadian grown Creamhill Estate product to you.These Raw Oat Groats are grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides.
Guaranteed Pure Oats are R5-ELISA batch tested to ensure that they have less than 20 ppm gluten content. Current medical literature suggestts that MOST people with celiac disease can safely consume pure oats. Please check with your health care provider/physican and/or nutritionist/dietician before using.
Limit Daily usage to 20-25 grams (1/4 cup) for children and 50-70 grams (1/2 - 2/3 cup) for adults.
We offer a purity guarantee on the products we sell:
We guarantee that our oats are pure and free of cross-contamination with wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, spelt and other grains that are closely related to wheat.
We protect and check our oats at all critical stages:
-while growing in the field
-during processing and packaging
We certify purity through seed lab and R5-ELISA gluten test results:
1. Our crop is inspected.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) does a one time inspection of our crop in the field and reports on crop purity and on the presence/absence of any contaminating crops. The seed grower constantly inspects the crop and removes foreign plants as well.
2. Seed from the harvested crop is analyzed for purity in two steps.
After harvesting, samples are sent to a federally-certified seed lab where a trained technician examines every single seed in over 15 kilograms of sample – that's over 600,000 seeds!
All foreign seeds, whether they be crop or weed seeds, are removed from the oats and identified as to the specific type of seed – wheat, barley, rye, canola, corn, weed etc. The technician reports to us on the type and number of foreign seeds per kilogram. If there is more than one wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, spelt or other cereal seed closely related to wheat per kilogram, we do not use those oats.
After cleaning by the seed grower, and before delivery to the processing mill, samples from each 1-tonne bag of our seed are again sent to the certified seed lab where the technician goes through the same process described in step one. If any sample from a 1-tonne bag contains any wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, spelt or other cereal seed
closely related to wheat, that bag is not sent to the processing mill.
3. Our miller uses dedicated and/or thoroughly cleaned equipment.
The equipment that processes the oats into flakes and flour is used only for oats and/or it is thoroughly cleaned and inspected to ensure there are no contaminating seeds present before it is used for pure oats.
After processing, the oats are sampled at the mill, and the samples are sent to a certified biochemical testing lab at the University of Guelph in Ontario. There, the highly sensitive and internationally recognized R5-ELISA test shows whether, and if so, how much, gluten is in the finished products. This test is 10 times more sensitive than commonly used gluten detection tests. Our oats consistently test below or near the test's lower limit of detection, which is two (2) parts per million.
KC# 74255-1 by Jewish Community Council of Montreal
Serving Size: 1/3 C (35g)
Per Serving: Calories 140
Fat Total: 2.5g
Trans Fat: 0
Sodium: 5 mg
Dietary Fibre: 3g
Our goal is to help people with celiac disease (CD) and wheat sensitivities by providing guaranteed pure oats that are free from contamination with wheat, barley, rye and other grains.
This product and our manufacturing process are unique in the North American market. We are involved in the entire production from planting through to distribution.
-We define the standards for growing and manufacturing our oats, meeting or exceeding the Canadian Celiac Association's purity definitions and guidelines.
-We contract directly with seed growers to grow our oats, especially with those who themselves have celiac disease or have a relative with it.
-We feel they understand the importance of meeting our standards.
-We monitor the quality of our processes and oat products.
Oats and Celiac Disease
Researchers have been studying the safety of oats for people with celiac disease for over 20 years.
We now know that the majority of people with CD can safely eat oats – if the oats are uncontaminated with wheat, barley, rye, triticale, kamut, spelt and other grains that are closely related to wheat.
Pure, uncontaminated oats are a new agricultural product. Cream Hill Estates is proud to be the premier producer of pure oats.
The Canadian Celiac Association's Position on Oats
"...Clinical evidence confirms that consumption of pure, uncontaminated oats is safe in the amount of 50 to 70 grams per day (1/2 - 3/4 cup dry rolled oats) by adults and 20 to 25 grams per day (1/4 cup dry rolled oats) by children with celiac disease. Studies looking at the consumption of oats over five years have confirmed their safety.... A small number of individuals with celiac disease may not tolerate even pure, uncontaminated oats. To ensure that persons with celiac disease are not intolerant to pure and uncontaminated oats, proper clinical follow up with the physician is advised when introducing oats to a gluten-free diet."
Soak oats for 6-8 hours. Pour off water and rinse again. Blend with water. Use less water and pulse for an oatmeal consistency. Put mixture in a bowl. Pour a little nut milk, sprinkle cinnamon, add raisons or other fresh fruit, and pour some agave or yacon syrup. Gently stir and enjoy!