The soluble and insoluble fibers found in oatmeal are part of a terrific heart healthy diet.
This morning I soaked my oats in almond milk, simmered for 5 minutes and topped with pecans, dried cranberries and a small bit of maple syrup.
I love oatmeal!!
In the paper was this little article about all the different cuts of oat.
The term oatmeal typically refers to the whole oat groat or hulled grain steel cut oats is when the the inside part of the hulled grain is cut into pieces.
thick rolled – groats are steamed and rolled into flakes, this is the longest to cook because the flakes are so thick
old-fashioned – are also steamed, but rolled into thinner flakes, cooking time is less and the texture is mushier
quick oats – are made from steal cut oats into even smaller pieces – cooking time is even more less with a instant oat – this is
instant oats are quick oats gone through one more layer of processing, it’s steamed to a pre-cooked point, so that all one has to do is add water
Seems to me that if you want the least processed and most whole grain source of oatmeal you’d want to go for the thick rolled oats.
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