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08-31-2007, 03:16 PM
I've been to a couple of my local health food stores and I'm not sure if they have raw oats. They had a whole bunch of bags of rolled oats, kamut flakes, rye flakes, etc in their refrigerator section. When I asked if they were raw, the lady said she had never heard of raw oats and concluded that those looked pretty raw to her (not very helpful). I'm just wondering if all rolled oats are steamed (I was told definitely not to get Quaker Oats) or will it actually say "raw" oats on the package??
08-31-2007, 03:18 PM
Glad you asked this question.... I heard it was difficult to find 'raw oats' so I'm gunna check back so I can see what the responses are!! :D
09-02-2007, 02:16 AM
ROLLed oats are not raw as they go under a big roller and get steam pressuired at a high temperature.
you'll want to look for " Oat Groats " preferablly organic , they are the whole groat you can soak in water overnight and that makes em soft enough for a lovely chewy cereal or add more water to blend into a more porridge like substance..
Or "Pin head/Steelcut" look cloesly at this kind , they are the groats cut up into bits simply using steel .
09-02-2007, 07:42 AM
Alissa sells raw oats in her store. They are wonderful too!
09-02-2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for clarifying. What about just grain flakes such as rye flakes or kamut flakes...how can I tell if they are raw? (my boys love kamut bread, so i thought i could make them a raw oatmeal out of the flakes...if it was raw)
09-02-2007, 12:32 PM
I went to a Living Light Culinary Institute class around a month ago, and Jenny Cornbleet, the instructor, said that all oats have been steamed in the dehulling process, and that if you want to get truly raw oats, you can get them as sprouting seeds from sproutpeople.com
09-02-2007, 08:12 PM
Question: I have purchased oat groats from a raw food cafe two times. Both times they had a strange aftertaste. I tasted them before soaking and after soaking. Both resulted in the same after taste. I never got this taste with processed oats. Do oat groats have a noticable difference in taste than the processed kind? Thanks!
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