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Jan. 5, 2012

** Oat Types, Rolled and More **

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: FAQ

What are rolled oats? What are steel cut oats? What's the difference
between quick and instant oats? 

I get these questions about oats a lot and hopefully I can answer them
here. There are 5 main types of oats, plus oat bran and oat flour.

The first type, is the whole oat or oat groat. It is the whole
oat kernel with the outer hull removed. They take the longest to cook of
all the oats; taking about 50 minutes, with some recipes calling for them
to be soaked overnight. These oats are very chewy and have a strong nutty

Then there are steel-cut oats. Theses are whole oats that have been cut
down in size (to about a third) with steel blades. Since they are smaller,
they take less time to cook than the whole oats but are longer than the
rolled oats.

Next there are rolled oats, of which there are 2 types, thick and regular.
Both are the whole oat that is steamed and rolled flat, the difference is
how thick the flake is. The thicker the flake, the longer it will take to
cook (but not by much). The difference here would be in texture of the
thick and regular oats in what your cooking. These are also the
oats generally eaten raw, like in granola or trail mixes

Source: happyherbivore.com/2012/01/rolled-oats-types/

Oat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Oat **

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This article is about the common cereal. For other uses, see Oat

/*Oats* redirects here. It may mean either the common cereal oat
discussed here, or any cultivated or wild species of the genus/ Avena/./


Oat plants with inflorescences
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: /Avena/
Species: /*A. sativa*/
Binomial name
*/Avena sativa/*
L. (1753)

The common *oat* (/*Avena sativa*/) is a species of cereal grain grown for
its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike
other grains). While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and
rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed.


· 1 Origin
· 2 Cultivation
· 3 Uses
· 4 Health

· 4.1 Soluble fibre
· 4.2 Protein
· 4.3 Coeliac disease

· 5 Agronomy

· 5.1 Seeding rates
· 5.2 Fertilizer requirements
· 5.3 Weed control
· 5.4 Pests and diseases
· 5.5 Harvesting
· 5.6 Storage
· 5.7 Yield and quality

· 6 Processing

· 6.1 Cleaning and sizing
· 6.2 Dehulling
· 6.3 Kilning
· 6.4 Sizing of groats
· 6.5 Final processing

· 6.5.1 Flaking
· 6.5.2 Oat bran milling
· 6.5.3 Whole flour milling
· 6.5.4 Oat flour preparation at home

· 7 Naming
· 8 Oats futures
· 9 See also
· 10 References
· 11 External links


The wild ancestor of /Avena sativa/ and the closely related minor crop, /A.
byzantina/, is the hexaploid wild oat /A. sterilis/. Genetic evidence

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oat

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