McCann's - Irish Oatmeal Quick & Easy Steel Cut - 24 oz. (680g)
McCann's Irish Oatmeal Quick and Easy Steel Cut are a long standing tradition in Ireland where the rich soil and moist climate produce some of the finest oats in the world. One look tells you that Steel Cut Oats are different. The outer husk is removed from the oat kernel which is then cut into pieces using steel discs. That's it! (No steaming and rolling like conventional oats.). The result is a truly distinct flavor and texture that delivers the goodness of unprocessed, 100% whole grain oats. Diet experts and nutritionists are recommending Steel Cut Oats as the perfect start to your morning. A hearty bowl of McCann's Steel Cut Oats, unlike most highly processed breakfast cereals, gives you sustained energy to power you through your morning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the oats used in McCann's Irish Oatmeal products Non-GMO?
Yes - all the oats used in McCann's products are Non-GMO. However, they cannot guarantee that McCann's Irish Oat products are completely Non-GMO. Although there are no GMO products grown in Ireland, the EU does authorize a small number of imported products to be used in Ireland. Therefore there is a possibility, between farm and mill, that our oats cross paths with GMO materials.
Are McCann's Irish Oats gluten free?
They cannot guarantee that McCann's Irish Oats are completely gluten free. During the supply chain process, between farm and mill, there is a possibility of our oats crossing paths with other grains, such as wheat and barley. Cleaning equipment within the milling process would remove the vast majority of these grains along with other elements such as stones and straw.
How long is an opened can/box of McCann's Irish Oatmeal good for?
If they are stored in ambient temperature and humidity, they will be good until the Best By Date listed on the package. To prolong the shelf life, you can store the product in the refrigerator.
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 cals
- 1 serving of Mccann's Instant Irish Oatmeal = 100 -160 cals (depending on variety)
- Low Sodium
Most of McCann's Irish Oatmeal products are low in sodium (except the Instant Maple & Brown Sugar and Apples & Cinnamon). 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.
Oats and Hypertension
Results of a recent US trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that a regular intake of oatmeal can significantly reduce high blood pressure levels. Just how the mechanism works is not quite clear but the soluble fiber content of oats seems to have a beneficial effect in lowering blood pressure levels. This could be of great importance in countries such as Ireland that have high levels of coronary heart disease.
FDA Announcement Health claim
The FDA endorsed Oats in the fight against Heart Disease and certain cancers.
Wholegrain Oats and Type 2 Diabetes
Health claim In August 1999, the FDA in the U.S. issued a further endorsement of oats. It authorized a new claim that will allow companies to promote the benefits of whole grains in relation to heart disease and certain cancers. It indicated that diets that are rich in whole grains, such as oats, may reduce the risk of these conditions. Wholegrain Oats and Type 2 Diabetes A new study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health indicated that eating oatmeal (a whole grain cereal) on a regular basis can help reduce the risk of type 2 (adult onset) diabetes.
The story of McCann's Irish Oatmeal dates back to 1800 when John McCann built a mill at Beamond, four miles from Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland. The mill was powered by water diverted from the Nanny River, from which Mr. McCann's rod and line hooked some excellent trout.
John McCann's Irish Oatmeal secured many prizes for its excellent quality over the years. A double success in the London Exhibition and the Dublin Exhibition in 1851, was followed by first prize at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876 and an award for "Uniformity of Granulation" in 1893 at the Chicago Exhibition. In 1898, the company moved to new premises on Merchant's Quay in the town of Drogheda itself. Two years later the directors recorded with pride that their mills were equipped with all the best modern machinery procurable and were working night and day.
In the early part of the century, exports of McCann's Irish Oatmeal increased dramatically enabling the inhabitants of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Francisco, Montreal and Vancouver to enjoy the distinctive, nutty flavor of Steel Cut Irish Oats. In 1964, Odlums acquired the business of John McCann's and transferred production to their own oatmeal mill in Sallins, Co. Kildare which had itself been in operation since 1910. This mill was extensively remodeled and upgraded in 1995 putting it on a par with the most modern mills in Europe.
Awarded the Hygiene Mark from Excellence Ireland in 1999, Sallins is also accredited to ISO 9002, an internationally recognised quality system and to ISO 14001, an environmental management system. A piece of McCann's history was created in August 2005 when for the first time production of the trademark 28oz tin of Steel Cut Oats exceeded 1 million tins for a twelve month period with annual sales rising to over 1.3 million units. In 2008, Sturm Foods acquired the McCann's Irish Oatmeal brand.