View Full Version : Raw Oat Groats Yay or Nah?
07-17-2011, 10:50 PM
Are raw oats beneficial to a raw diet and how so? I know they are more of a complex carb so they will help you stay fuller longer and they are low fat which is great as i'm trying to stick to low fat diet and keep my nut cravings at bay and someone recommended eating more grains to do this. What are your thoughts? I'm really looking forward to some raw oatmeal/porridge during winter :) and possibly making oat milk to cut out almond milk.
07-17-2011, 11:42 PM
well, i can't comment as to nutritional content, but I can tell you that there's a raw foods stand at our farmer's market where they sell parfaits made from soaked oat groats mixed with a little bit of cinnamon (topped with fruit and cashew cream) and they're incredible!
07-18-2011, 06:49 AM
I use oat groats and I love that they are filling without being too fatty. Sprouted quinoa is a grain I am seeing more of in raw recipes and it is very nutritious. You could give that a try as well, see if you like it.
The Sproutarian (Mr Raw)
07-18-2011, 11:40 AM
Best to leave the oat groats alone because the outer husk is taken off l believe. They can still be sprouted for a few days but they ferment quite easy. Choose a whole grain and get the nutritional benefits with the outer husk in place.
Best to sprout raw grains so they are much easier digested, and so you get the benefit of up to a 600% increase in vitamin E and up to 3000% increase in some of the B vitamins and a powerhouse of phyto nutrients (scientists are beginning to discover that phyto nutrients are far more potent than even the regular anti oxidants and have actually not only been shown to stop all known cancers, they have been shown to kill all known cancers. WOW!!!). Only sprouted grains have phyto nutrients to my knowledge, and as we know, grass was the first land food on Earth (grass comes from grain seeds). lncredible stuff!!!
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