Oat bran is the outer layer of oat groats. It is popular as a baking ingredient and as a porridge.
Oat bran is rich in beta-glucan soluble fiber and has been found in multiple studies to lower serum cholesterol in individuals with high cholesterol. Oat bran is a source of protein, iron, magnesium phosphorus, manganese, selenium, zinc, copper, and B vitamins. Oat bran-enriched products (bread, crisps, oat bran flour) have been found to help control glucose in type 2 diabetics, and to regulate bowel movements. See: Soluble fiber.
Porridge, bread, muffins, quickbreads
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