Oat bran is the outer part of the oat flake. Its benefits come primarily from the soluble fibre beta glucan which is gentle on the digestive system, helps reduce cholesterol and helps to keep blood sugars steady. It is really useful for people with Type 2 diabetes and others following a low carb plan to keep a healthy gut! Try using it in these tasty Eatwise breakfast recipes Overnight Oats and Oat Bran Pancakes
The advantage of using oat bran rather than regular oats is that it is much slower to absorb so has a very much reduced impact on blood sugars.
Nutrition values per 100g
Energy 345kcal / 1459kJ
of which saturates 1.6g
of which sugars 2.1g