To make a Purity Protocol claim, oats must be grown in designated gluten-free fields, harvested and processed on designated gluten-free equipment.
Gluten-Free Prairie sources only third-party certified gluten-free purity protocol oats, which is why Gluten-Free Prairie Oats can take your Gluten-Free diet to a whole new level.
The purity of our gluten-free oat products is our #1 priority on the Gluten-Free Prairie. We are completely committed to source ONLY pure Purity Protocol gluten-free oats from farmers following strict purity protocols.
So, what are Purity Protocols and do they really matter? For Celiacs and those with severe gluten-intollerance… YES! they really matter! While we know that oats are naturally gluten-free, we also know they are often cross-contaminated in the field or in harvesting or processing. Some conventional oats can test up to 100 ppm of gluten! Some large manufacturers making a gluten-free claim believe they have achieved the 20 ppm threshold using a size and color sorting method. Beware! Some samples of these “sorted” oats have tested up to 90 ppm!
Why did our Gluten-Free Prairie family decide to center our entire business around Purity-Prococol Gluten-Free Oats? The health benefits of oats are well documented. And as a Celiac myself, nutrition is very important to me. I believe that oats are among the most nutritious of all cereal grains, making them the perfect addition to any diet, especially a gluten-free diet. Pure Gluten-Free Prairie oats are also high in protein, fiber and B Vitamins, which are often missing in a gluten-free diet.