View Full Version : Where to buy really raw oats, AND what are oat groats? I want to make raw oatmeal...
So I want to make raw oatmeal for breakfast.Would like to make other cereals, too.
Don't know where to buy really raw oats...can anyone help? How do I know if the oats are really raw?
Any other grains I can soak/rinse for a porridge-like breakfast?
11-12-2011, 09:00 PM
I've learned that oat are heat treated to remove the hulls.. However, hulless oats do not need to be heat treated and are therefore raw. They can be sprouted as well. I'm not sure where you can find them. I get them through our co-op in bulk.
11-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Oat groats are whole oats. I buy mine at my natural foods store. You can make raw cereals with buckwheat, quinoa, kamut, and spelt.
11-14-2011, 06:47 PM
Oat groats are a whole oat with the hulls removed. It takes heat to remove the hulls, so they are technically not raw then. Oat groats won't sprout. But hulless oats are raw and will sprout. That being said, we will still eat the oat groats if I can't get the hulless oats.
11-15-2011, 11:22 AM
I have successfully sprouted the groats that I've purchased from WF.
11-15-2011, 11:53 AM
Well... thats great then.. I guess you can always ask the people that work there if they are truely raw or not... Good to know.
11-16-2011, 09:53 AM
http://www.sunriseflourmill.com used to list raw flaked oats... Don't see it 'raw' on their site anymore so will contact them and see.
11-16-2011, 12:20 PM
Also, try [url]www.therawfoodworld.com
Amazing products, lots of raw cereals
Thanks for taking the time to respond!
There is still something I don't understand... aren't 'hull-less' and 'hulls removed' the same thing?
Shona (above) said that groats are a whole food/GoodCat stated that groats have their hulls removed through a heat process. I'm confused.
11-19-2011, 10:17 PM
I can only speak from my experience. I buy and sell whole grains and other foods locally. When I researched about oats, this is what I was informed.
Oats are "usually" heat treated to remove the hulls. Oat groats do not have the hulls on them. So my understanding is that oat groats would be heat treated to remove the hulls. If I were to plant a field of oats, I would want "whole" oats, not oat groats. Now there could be some out there that will not use heat to remove the hulls, and therefore be raw still.
Hulless oats are a type of oat that grows with a very thin hull. They do not need to be heat treated to remove the hulls. They are considered raw.
You can goggle oats and learn alot about them...
11-19-2011, 11:06 PM
is it www.sunorganicfarms.com in california , something near that . i'll figure it out if it isnt that . i bought from them before and was happy
edit - no thats not it
11-19-2011, 11:09 PM
11-21-2011, 11:44 AM
I grate jicama and use it as a substitute for oats. Basically, this is what I do:
grate jicama, put it in a bowl
add cinammon, agave, and vanilla to the jicama and mix together
blend a fat (cashews or coconut meat) with coconut water or plain water and agave and vanilla and pour over the jicama
add chopped apple, a touch of salt, and maybe another fruit
taste and add more agave, cinammon or vanilla or salt to taste.
It is thick and oatmeal like and I love it! :)
Thanks all and 'Michigan Roman' for your help! I've ordered hulless oats and buckwheat from www.sunorganicfarm.com
Looking forward to making some new options for breakfast!
11-21-2011, 07:06 PM
put buckwheat in water at bedtime . in morning rinse a bunch of times to get seed coating gel off , then strain . next make almond mylk and pour over buckies with adds like walnuts / raisins / bananas / cinnamon / etc = awesome cereal type meal
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