Certified Organic and Kosher, from Canada. The Oats are fermented for a few days and then dried at low temperature and ground to flour. Fermenting effectively reduces the phytic acid or enzyme inhibitors to a very low level. According to Weston Price this is the way the Scots used to eat them as a staple and afforded excellent health. This way as the minerals are available for the body to use. These unheated oats are not processed with any gluten containing products so to the best of our knowledge are gluten-free. Virtually all other processed Oats are heated.