The Piccolo Oats

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Oats were once considered a secondary plant or weed, but that’s not what we think. Oats grow in temperate countries and like cool wet summers, making them perfect for the northern hemisphere – especially Scotland and Germany. One of our co-founders, Alice, grew up surrounded by the oat fields in Fife, which is why you will find they often crop up in many of our recipes!


    From oat fingers and porridge at breakfast to crumble toppings, savoury flapjacks and face masks, oats are incredible versatile and a store cupboard basic in the Piccolo house.


    Oats are a fantastic food, with a wide range of known health benefits, such as supporting the immune system and digestion, as well as reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes. They are a complex carbohydrate that are full of a specific type of fibre known as beta-glucan, which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol.

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    Tied in a muslin bag, oat straw was used to soften bath water, and this process is still used in baths today to soothe itchy skin and eczema.


check out these piccolo recipes with Oats...