View Full Version : Please evaluate my oats! All you oat eaters!
03-04-2007, 12:16 PM
Those are the oats that I bought, but I want to know if they're really raw, because I know nothing about most processing, or oats :p
Help would be appreciated!
03-04-2007, 12:19 PM
Well, when people say oat groats aren't truly raw, this is mainly because they've been steam-treated (they say this is done because they go rancid so quickly) so the best thing to do is to call the company and ask if they steam or heat-treat them or not.
03-04-2007, 12:48 PM
Oooh ok! Thanks! If I remember correctly, you admittedly use steel cut oats? Are those about the same, processing-wise?
03-04-2007, 12:50 PM
Yeah, pretty much except they're also cut into pieces as opposed to the whole groats as the ones in the link you provided.
03-04-2007, 01:07 PM
above is a site , once there click on grains to get to the HULLLESS OAT GROAT page .
from reading i gather that alot of oat groats are heated in order to make it easier to get the husk off the seed , being that the husk are too tough to chew easily . but some are removed with high pressure streams of air , and some are shaken in an abrisive compartment in order to grate the husks off . i guess it varies from farm to farm . so its contacting the farms to find out .
but on the above oat link these type oat groats (seeds) are a variety that doesnt develop husks so theres no need to heat to remove the husks so they come raw , and can be sprouted also . i saw linda1970 post this site so shes into it . im just getting into the oat groats , steel cut oats and am looking like you are for the cheapest / best raw sources . ive been soaking steel cut oats for like 8 hours in warm water with a cover and adding cinnamon - raisins - bananas - walnuts - etc and theyre great .
im also soaking soft wheat berries for like 2 days , drinking the water after 24 hours for a probiotic + vitamin b source , then eating them with seasoning and cut up vegi like tomato onion green pepper mushroom and its a great meal .
im all over this soaked but not actully sprouted grain and seed food types , im looking at it is a cheap + easy staple . i start a new batch of oats like every 12 hours so i always have them to graize on .
happy graizing :)
03-04-2007, 01:10 PM
OATS HULLLESS - for soaking and sprouting .
thats the title at that site of the oats im buying .
theyre a total with shipping of around $50 i think
when you buy a 25 lb box .
im also gonna ask the local bulk store and natural grocer type
stores that sell bulk grains if they can order this type for
me to save half the cost on shipping .
03-04-2007, 01:15 PM
03-04-2007, 02:35 PM
Has anyone else noticed that raw oats taste stronger then the cooked? Maybe the word would be slightly bitter or something?
Also, I have noticed when they are soaking the hulls float to the top along with what looks like tiny black bugs. Has anyone else notice this? They only come out of the grain when it's been soaking awhile. I bought mine at Sun Organic, also.:confused:
03-05-2007, 09:44 AM
This is the reply I got::
The oats we carry are raw. We buy in bulk from a broker and package by hand without any treatment.
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2007 1:51 PM
Subject: Whole Oat Groats
Are your oat groats steamed or heat-treated in the processing/packaging?
I'm a raw-foodie who'd love to know :)
03-05-2007, 10:31 AM
Glad you found oat! :)
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