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A 68-year-old female asked:

Which has the most carbs; oat fiber or oat bran??

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Dr. Margaret Gourlay
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Carbs in oat bran: From a brief Web search, it looks like the content is similar, i.e., approximately 3 to 4 grams of carbohydrate per tablespoon. When you read the label on the side of a container, be sure to note the volume. E.g., if it says 48 grams of carbohydrate in one cup, that is 3 grams per tablespoon (16 tablespoons in one cup).
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Fiber is carb, but not digested! To determine net carbs subtract fiber. Hence oat bran has many fewer carbs!
Jun 12, 2017
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Oat bran: Oat fiber has all of the carb containing portion removed so you are left with the shell of the oat, while oat bran has some carb left in it.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2017

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