Oats are referred as one of the cereal grains, which comes under the family of plants named as Poaceae grass. It has scientific name as Avena sativa, which acts as a healthy ingredient for the breakfast. Oat-based ingredients are enriched with high quantity of proteins and lipids. In addition, oat-based ingredients are high resource of vitamins, dietary fibers, carbohydrates, and iron. These ingredients have wide range of applications such as in bakery and confectionery, pharmaceuticals, breakfast cereals, and cosmetics, among others.
Rising demand for oat-based ingredients in the animal feed
Oat-based ingredients are ideal for animal feed owing to its high fiber and hull content. In addition, these ingredients have low energy density and great bulk, thus, is used as healthy animal feed. Oat-based ingredients are used for domestic animals including horse, dog, and cats, among others. These ingredients are used to protect from allergies and they do not cause any damage to the intestines of animals. Moreover, oat-based ingredients have higher concentration of essential amino acids including lysine and more balanced amino acid composition, thus, increasing the demand for oat-based ingredients in the global market.
Growing consumption of oat-based ingredients across the consumers
Oat-based ingredients consists of phytochemicals, and dietary fibers, thus, offer several health benefits including anti-cancerous and hypocholesterolemia characteristics. Oat-based ingredients are good resources of beta-glucan and soluble dietary fibers, which further are used for weight loss. In addition, these ingredients are reduce the bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) in the human body. Moreover, oat-based ingredients are used in dietary plans of celiac patients. The growing use of oat-based ingredients in food products such as biscuits, flakes, cookies, and are others is expected to create ample opportunities across the market players.
Availability of substitute for oat-based ingredients is hindering the market growth
There are different kinds of alternatives available for oat-based ingredients such as brown rice, barley, kamut berries, quinoa, millet, wheat berries, and others, which are hampering the global market growth. In addition, quinoa has high content of protein, magnesium, and iron, among others, which further offers crunchy texture to food products. On the other hand, buckwheat is one of healthy substitutes for oat-based ingredients with gluten-free content. Moreover, millet contains minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium and it is gluten-free grain.
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