View Full Version : Are "Steel Cut Oats" raw?
10-05-2005, 01:26 PM
I have been looking for just plain ole whole oats, and can't find them anywhere. Doesn't that seem unusual? I mean, where do all the raw foodists find their raw oats? Maybe they use steel cut, which is everywhere. I can find some at my nearest supermarket. The problem, are these raw and can they sprout?
10-05-2005, 02:13 PM
I buy my oat groats in bulk at the local natural foods market. But I've also bought and soaked steel cut oats. To my understanding, oats do not sprout. You only soak them.
10-05-2005, 07:45 PM
I agree.. I believe it's "oat groats" that you want. I found some at both of the health food stores near me. Rolled oats and steel cut oats are both processed to some degree.. but I believe oat groats are not processed. They're like the whole grain kernel, they're not flat like steel cut and rolled oats are.
Here is a link to the ones Alissa sells: http://www.alissacohen.com/food_prepaired.html
10-05-2005, 08:07 PM
cool... I didn't even know you could get flakes that are raw!
10-05-2005, 11:48 PM
Thanks for the info and link!
I called a few companies today that sell Steel Cut Oats. Yes, they are heat treated. Even the groats are "stablized" or pasturized if you will. Can you believe it? Here i thought if I bought oat grouts, they were sproutable. Not so unless they say so specifically on the package that they are sproutable. Otherwise, you can bet they are cooked, dead food.
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