Oats are an absolute staple in most Canadian diets and are among one of the healthiest grains to consume.
Not only are they a great source of antioxidants, but in and of themselves, oats are a gluten-free grain making them a wonderful alternative for those with gluten sensitivities. Oats are also a great source of soluble fibre, aiding significantly in cholesterol levels, weight management, and of course, energy levels!
Plus, have you seen self-care products (lotions, etc.) infused with oatmeal? This is because the oat starch applied topically to our skin, helps to create a natural barrier to retain moisture.
Try cooking these groats whole and eating them as rice. They aren't nicknamed 'the rice of the prairies' for nothing! Also, this particular hulless variety stores really well with a natural layer of protection over the seed before breaking it, so storing whole oat groats is the way to go if you have your own mill at home!