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Bob's Red Mill Organic High Fiber Oat Bran Hot Cereal -- 18 oz


Bob's Red Mill Organic High Fiber Oat Bran Hot Cereal
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Bob's Red Mill Organic High Fiber Oat Bran Hot Cereal Description

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  • Sourced Non-GMO Pledge
  • USDA Organic
  • Kosher

Bob's Red Mill's Oat Bran Hot Cereal is carefully milled from top quality oats. The creamy, soothing texture and pleasantly nutty flavor are remarkably satisfying.


Directions

Stovetop

Bring 2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt to boil. Slowly stir in 2/3 cup Oat bran Cereal, reduce  heat to medium-low and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand for 2 minutes. Makes 2 servings.

 

Microwave

Combine 1/3 cup Oat Bran Cereal, 1 cup water and a pinch of salt. Stir well. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Let stand in the microwave for 3 minutes. Makes 1 serving.

 

Slow Cooker

Combine 1½ cups water, 2/3 cup Oat Bran Cereal and 1/4 tsp salt in the slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on low for 1 hour. Makes 2 servings.

 

Store in a cool, dry place. Keep best refrigerated or frozen after opening.

Free Of
GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/3 cup (40 g)
Servings per Container: About 13
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories160
Total Fat3 g4%
   Saturated Fat0.5 g3%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate26 g9%
   Dietary Fiber6 g21%
   Total Sugars1 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein6 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium17 mg2%
Iron2 mg10%
Potassium218 mg4%
Other Ingredients: Organic oat bran.

Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat and milk.

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