View Full Version : whats the exact story on oat brans rawness
04-03-2007, 11:36 PM
im reading differing opinions on it so am unsure . is the oat bran at most bulk stores heated ?
04-04-2007, 06:14 AM
Oat Bran is the stripped outer hull of oats, often produced during the processing / milling of oats into flour......where the outer husk (bran) is stripped. It is not raw / vital....and will not grow if planted. It is certainly a highly processed product. My personal opinion is that it would certainly be a good transitional food! If it helps you to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and reach your raw food goals, I say go for it!
-David Z. Mason
04-04-2007, 09:05 AM
It's righ in a certain kind of fiber and B vitamins. It has all the nutrition stripped out of most bread products. It could be rancid or not fresh, but it's basically just a grass seed shell. I imagine it is acid forming and should be used in moderation if it is used.
04-04-2007, 09:37 AM
thanx you guys .
for me i dont care what scientist say about its nutritional value because my taste buds say its good when i add warm water , fruit and nuts to it . and i like the thought of the coarse fiber scrubbing the g.i. tract walls like a broom . im just interested in if its being heated during processing , if it isnt in my logic i judge it a good food just by taste . that is assuming that its the bran of the seed unheated , but what got me further confused was a site saying that oat bran is actually the entire oat seed with just the inedible husk removed and is then ground into a coarse powder and termed oat bran . so if its the entire seed i figure its prob been heated to as is termed
' stabilize it ' so as it wont go rancid in storage .
04-04-2007, 10:13 AM
The HFS I go to has what is labelled "Raw" oat bran. I understand that it will not sprout, I think that only seeds or things from which a plant will grow will sprout, but it could still be "raw." as in uncooked, couldn't it?
I do not use it, so I have not researched it, but imagine, as David said, that it would be a good transition food, if one liked it and found it useful. Just out of curiousity, how do Raw fooders typically use it? (I see you posted you use it for a cereal..hmm..after my fast, I may try it.. :-)
have a great day!!! :D
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