View Full Version : Rolled oats
02-26-2011, 03:39 AM
ok I was in a health food shop today that had a bin of musili advertised as "raw musili". One of the components was rolled oats. So I'm just wondering if rolled oats are raw ? also what do you guys think of them from a health perspective ? apparently grains have something in them that can block the absorption of nutrients, anyone know anything about this ?
02-26-2011, 08:43 AM
Kaleboy, it is called "raw" because it has not been "cooked." However, just in hulling oats, they're heated above what a raw foodie considers raw--hence, they will not sprout. then when commercial people roll them, they steam them...but can still call them raw, because they're not "thoroughly cooked."
You CAN get truly raw oats and roll them yourself, if you like. I got a little machine tht does this for about $80.
But frankly, we eat cooked oatmeal now and then because we are not 100% raw. And I don't really like to do grains raw, even if soaked and sprouted, but that's just me....
Yes, some feel that grains will inhibit some mineral absorption etc, but others feel that in moderation, it's okay. Unless you're gluten intolerant....then the oats would have to be certified gluten-free.
02-26-2011, 03:58 PM
thanks MK, good explanation...
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