Oats grown in the rich fertile plains of Ireland.
The use of oats for human consumption was well established in Ireland very early in the Christian era, for we find references to oatmeal in the Great Code of Civil Law, compiled about the year A.D. 438. There is evidence that even before this date, porridge was recognized in Europe as a characteristically Irish food.
Watered by some of Europe's cleanest rivers
The temperature, humid climate of Ireland promotes the slow ripening of the grain. It enables the oats to draw the goodness from the soil and yield up a crop with fuller, plumper grains ... perhaps the finest milling oats in the world.
Soluble fiber from oats, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Low in Calories
1 serving of McCann's Irish Oatmeal = 150 Calories
1 serving of McCann's Instant Irish Oatmeal = 100 — 160 Calories (depending on variety)
1 serving of McCann's Artisan Collection™ Irish Oatmeal = 140 — 170 Calories
Most of McCann’s Irish Oatmeal products are low in sodium (except Instant Maple & Brown Sugar, Instant Apples & Cinnamon and the Artisan Collection™ Instant Oatmeals).
A Good Source of Fiber
McCann’s Irish Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble fiber which are essential for good health.
Insoluble fiber absorbs liquid, but does not dissolve, it expands and moves bulk through your digestive track (keeping you regular).
Soluble fiber dissolves and makes a gel in your system that keeps the bulk from passing too quickly. This allows your body to digest nutrients. Soluble fiber (beta glucan) can also bind with cholesterol to help remove it from your body.
McCann’s Instant Irish Oatmeal's are an excellent source of B vitamins (except McCann’s Artisan Collection™).
Low in Saturated Fat
Just half a gram of saturated fat per serving (except for McCann’s Artisan Collection™)