If you read labels in the cereal aisle, you know that oats are among the heart-healthiest of foods. And they may soon be even more so. CALS oat breeder John Mochon has developed a variety with significantly higher levels of beta glucan, the soluble fiber that nutritionists liken to a sponge that traps cholesterol-rich acids in the bloodstream. UW breeders hope to have it available for sale for the 2014 growing season.This article was posted in Food Systems, On Henry Mall, Summer 2012 and tagged Agronomy, Bob Mitchell, John Mochon, oats.
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