Other names: bran
Translations: Auzu Klijas, Avižų sėlenos, Tarate de ovaz, Zobene mekinje, Yến mạch Bran, Otręby owsiane, जई चोकर, Aveia, Овсяные отруби, Βρώμης Bran, النخالة الشوفان, 귀리 밀기울, Ovesných otrub, Bran oat, Obena Bran, 燕麦麸, Segó de civada, Ovseni otrobi, Ovsených otrúb, סובין שיבולת שועל, Havrekli, Зобене мекиње, オートブラン, Son d'avoine, Haferkleie, Havreklid, Havre Bran, Salvado de avena, Вівсяні висівки, Kauralese, Oat Бран
Oat bran is a light brown coarse looking meal.
Colors: Brown, Golden Brown
Food complements: Baked goods, Cereal
Substitutes: Rice bran, Wheat bran
Selecting and Buying
Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Buy small quantities of oats at one time since this grain has a slightly higher fat content than other grains and will go rancid more quickly. Oats are generally available in prepackaged containers as well as bulk bins. Just as with any other food that you may purchase in the bulk section, make sure that the bins containing the oats are covered, free from debris, and that the store has a good product turnover so as to ensure its maximal freshness. Smell the oats to make sure that they are fresh. Whether purchasing oats in bulk or in a packaged container, make sure there is no evidence of moisture.
Buying: Oat bran is easily available at supermarkets. Be careful in buying products that contain oat bran, though. Read the label carefully: some unhealthy products use this as a marketing ploy.
Preparation and Use
A great way to start your day-add your favorite nuts and fruits to a piping hot bowl of oatmeal.
Oatmeal cookies are a favorite for kids of all ages.
Add oat flour or whole oats the next time you make bread or muffins.
Sprinkle oat bran on your hot or cold cereal.
Oat groats make a great basis for stuffing for poultry.
Conserving and Storing
Oat bran can go rancid, so it should be kept in a cool, dry place. It can be kept in the freezer to prolong its shelf life.