Type of oatmeal

What is Oatmeal ?

You do love oatmeal, right? And by the way, how to decide which type of to add to your breakfast in the morning? To have the most benefit of oats you must remember that the less processing the go through the healthier they are.

Below are the different types of from least to most processed:

1. Groats
Groats are minimally processed whole with just the outer hull removed. They are quite chewy and need a good soaking before use. Groats also take some time to cook. The groats are loaded with nutrients, try throwing some in your slow cooker!

2. or Scotch
These are oat groats that have been chopped into smaller pieces. The steel cut oat is the chewiest form of oatmeal and provides the most textural expreience. This type of oat also does well in the slow cooker and even better in your tummy.

3. Rolled
Rolled are simply oat groats that have been steamed and put through a roller so they cook more quickly. They are also known as old-fashioned oats.

4. Quick Cooking
This is one of the most common types of breakfast oatmeal. Quick cooking have been cut into smaller pieces before being steamed and rolled more thinly than regular rolled oats. The type of oats usually takes about three to five minutes to cook.

5. Instant
These oats have been rolled even more thinly and pre-cooked – hence their “instant” nature. Instant oat may be convenient but they are often loaded with unnecessary salts, sugars and flavorings.

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