Finland scores with organic oat flakes


As well as blueberries and raspberries, oats are one of the crops that grow especially well in Europe’s Nordic regions. “The oat grains are particularly well developed, have a lovely golden-yellow colour, with thin husks, and they thrive abundantly in our cool summers with their extra long Nordic days. The yield is high and remains constant year on year,” explains Markku Mikola, the Senior Manager, R & D of the manufacturer Fazer Mill & Mixes. The company takes the oats of 150 Finnish organic farmers and manufactures from them around a dozen different organic products for both the domestic market and export. Organic-Market.Info went to Finland for you and visited the Fazer mill and an organic farmer who supplies Fazer.

(Picture: View from the silo tower on the Fazer Mills&Mixes mill in Lahti, 100 km north of Helsinki)
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