Robust in the ecological test
For oatmeal, it lists “inadequate” four times
Oatmeal actually belongs in the league of superfoods. They have what it takes to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protect gut flora and provide many nutrients. However, if you choose the wrong product, you will also end up with something you don’t want.
Oatmeal is versatile. Their consumption can lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protect the intestinal flora and thus have a preventive effect against cancer. In addition, the numerous B vitamins contained in the grain – especially biotin – ensure healthy and beautiful skin, hair and nails. In addition, there is a high content of iron, copper and protein. In addition, oats are a good source of energy and will keep you full for a long time.
Crunchy oatmeal provides a bigger bite. The soft ones are especially suitable if you want them to be more creamy. For both types of oatmeal, whole grains are used, the brittle and the medled are whole grain – regardless of whether this is explicitly stated on the packaging. It differs in processing.
Let’s stay lazy. For the current study, Öko-Test bought oatmeal in (organic) supermarkets, discount stores and drugstores. Out of a total of 29 products, 16 are certified organic. The price range for products made exclusively from oats is considerable. 500 grams costs between 0.69 and 3.29 euros. But the price of oatmeal also went up. Some manufacturers have already informed testers that they have increased the price since their purchase. Currently, a further increase cannot be ruled out.
But at least Öko-Test can recommend more than two thirds of the examined products. The overall rating of “very good” was awarded 18 times.
Not all of them should be in the bowl
However, from the testers’ perspective, Norm’s “Golden Breakfast oat flakes pithy” had problematic levels of fungal toxins and the highest content of glyphosate. Therefore, Norma even withdraws the tested batch from sale. But Rewe’s “Ja! Kernige Oatmeal”, Central Trading Company’s “Every Day Kernige Oatmeal” and Aldi Süd’s “Knusperone Kernige Oatmeal” also fail “inadequate” due to mold toxins and other burdens.
Four products have an average rating of “satisfactory”. Three is “good”. Among others “Alnatura oatmeal large sheets, Bioland”, “DM Bio oatmeal large sheets, Naturland” (both €1.15), “Dennree oatmeal large sheets, Bioland”, “Ener Bio oatmeal large sheet, Bioland” (both €1.19), Rossmann’s “Heimbach-Mühle Organic Oatmeal” (€0.94), Kaufland’s “K-Bio Oatmeal” (€0.96) and the particularly cheap “Crownfield Kernige Oatmeal” from Lidl (0.69 euros).