Oat bran is the outer layer of oat groats. It is popular as a baking ingredient and as a porridge.

Health considerations

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.

Keep in mind

See: Oats.

May be found in

Porridge, bread, muffins, quickbreads


Self Nutrition Data
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
LWT – Food Science and Technology
Journal of the American Dietetic Association
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2

The New England Journal of Medicine

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 3

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