We simply love oats. Oats are the main ingredient in our Giant Bars, making up over 40% of the product - so the quality of this key ingredient is an important factor in what makes Giant Bars so good.
Firstly, we use high quality Wholegrain British Oats for that traditional authentic base. Our secret blend of jumbo and steel-cut oats gives Giant Bars the unique texture we all love. As we say – not all flapjacks are made equal!
Want to know more about oats and their benefits? Here are some headline facts:-
High in Fibre
Oats are much higher in fibre than many other grains. They contain a special soluble type of fibre called beta-glucan which has proven cholesterol-lowering benefits. Oats also contain some insoluble fibre such as cellulose and lignin, which are very important for gut health.
Vitamins and Minerals
Oats contain essential vitamins and minerals - including manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and several B vitamins. They also contain certain antioxidants which have further benefits for health. Magnesium is key to enzyme function and energy production. Selenium helps the immune system and repairs damaged cells.
Oats are a good source of protein. They contain around 10% more than most other grains.
Low Glycaemic Index
Oats are a low GI food. The lower the GI rating, the better the food is for blood sugar levels. Foods with a low GI index help the body to keep energy levels steady, and keep hunger at bay for much longer. Just like our Giant Bars!