Naked Oats are a high quality Oat that looses their husk naturally
during the normal harvesting and threshing process. Because the husk is
discarded, you are left with nothing but the highly nutritious oat
kernel – giving you all the natural goodness of oats and much more. This
crop has not been cultivated widely in Ireland because of its lower
yield vs standard commercial oat crops. However we have paid a premium
for them & encouraged our best oat growers to produce them for
inclusion in Nugget Calf & Lamb rations.
♦ High Oil content – leads to much higher level of unsaturated fats
than any other cereal. In particular, the very high linoleic acid
content (33-46% of total Fatty Acids) makes it a particularly healthy
food for humans
♦ Total fibre and digestible fibre content is high, making Naked Oats a very healthy food.
♦ High content of natural anti oxidants – very useful against heart disease
♦ Lower starch levels – shown to have reduced toxicity for celiac patients
♦ Protein content (16- 20%) and quality of protein excellent (very high globulin fraction)
♦ Human Food; Breakfast cereals, Pasta, Specialist Health foods, Food ingredients
♦ Horse Feed; Excellent nutrient dense feed for horses – they respond
very well to the lower starch and higher oil contents. Better than
conventional oats for performing horses.
♦ Farm Animals; Excellent feedstuff for ruminant, particularly young
calves and sheep because of its unique combination of high energy
density, with high digestible fibre. Naked Oats has a higher level of
the essential amino acids lysine, methionine and cysteine compared to
either wheat or barley, making it particularly useful in pig diets.