Is the bran removed from oats?
In order to retain the valuable nutrients in oats, processors set out to preserve as much of the oat grain as possible. The mill removes only the outer inedible shell, known as the hull – the bran is usually retained. You are virtually guaranteed to get all the goodness of the whole grain no matter what form you eat oats in.
Here’s an explanation of the different types of oats to ensure you’re oat-savvy next time you hit the shops.