Bay State Milling Company is partnering with Montana Gluten Free Processors, LLC to offer identity-preserved Cavena Nuda, also known as naked oats, as a new and exceptional addition to its wide portfolio of specialty and sprouted grains and seeds.
Developed to be naturally hull-less and hairless, these unique oats offer a number of advantages when compared to traditional oats. Naked oats eliminate the yield loss associated with traditional oats as well as the energy-intensive steps of hulling and kilning. When coupled with lower transportation costs, the result is a benefit to farmers along with a reduced carbon footprint. Naked oats are high in soluble fiber, beta-glucan, iron and protein, and lower in carbohydrates further enhancing their desirability with health-conscious consumers also concerned with the sustainability and traceability of their food supply.
Montana Gluten Free Processors, LLC, a consortium of local farmers and academia from Montana State University, works directly to plant a private seed stock of the identity-preserved oats in carefully monitored fields which have a minimum four-year history of no gluten-containing grain production. The oats are harvested and processed on dedicated equipment and stored in their certified facility. Each step is documented for full traceability.
Bay State Milling offers the naked oats in a variety of forms including whole grain oat flour, steel cut oats, rolled oats, sprouted oat flour, sprouted steel cut oats and sprouted rolled oats. These identity preserved naked oats are certified gluten free, non-GMO and available both conventional and organic.