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Old 03-12-2008, 11:16 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Mayson View Post
So yesterday a lot of you told me to eat Steel cut oatmeal, I have 2 questions, what's the difference between regular oatmeal and this?

Oats are one of the most nutritious of grains. Whole oats must be processed before they can be eaten. They are cleaned, toasted and hulled to make oat groats.

Scotch oats, steel-cut oats and Irish oatmeal are groats that have been cut into pieces but not rolled. Most of the oats sold in America have been further processed. Groats are steamed and flattened into flakes to make regular rolled oats, often called old-fashioned oats. Further processing yields quick-cooking rolled oats. Instant oats have been precooked and dried, requiring only the addition of boiling water. The more processed the oats, the less chewy the texture they have when cooked.

I use & love both the steel-cut & old-fashioned oats. I don't use the quick or instant varieties though & NEVER those flavored ones.

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