Saturday, April 24, 2010

Different types of Oats..........

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There are several types of Oats that ou can purchase from the store.  Do you know the difference?  Let's look into it!

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Rolled Oats:   These look like little flakes.  They are whole oats that have been pre-steamed, rolled, and then flaked so that they will cook in a shorter time period. The average cooking time for these is about five to ten minutes. These are also referred to as Old-Fashioned Oatmeal.

Steel Cut Oats:  These look like chopped up rice.  Steel-cut oats are hulled, toasted, oat grains that have been coarsely chopped into chunks about the size of a sesame seed. Stone-ground oats are the same thing, only ground into smaller pieces, closer to the size of a poppy seed

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Quick Oats: which have been processed to greatly decrease the total cooking time required in their preparation. They are not the same as instant oats, oats which have been precooked, so that all they require is a quick heating.


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