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#1 Old 04-27-2005, 09:19 PM
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So recently I've acquired a taste for OATS, raw. not in oatmeal or cookies, just RAW...is that wierd or even healthy? I don't know if that's a stupid questions, but it's just odd to me, since I've always eaten them cooked in some way. Now I put raw oats over yogurt, eat it with soy milk, its just wierd. let me know if I'm just a freak who eats raw oats, or if other people like it this way!
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#2 Old 04-27-2005, 09:30 PM
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i don't, but i know that other people do.
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#3 Old 04-27-2005, 09:33 PM
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hey ynaffit, i like ur avatar =)
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#4 Old 04-27-2005, 09:35 PM
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hey ynaffit, i like ur avatar =)

thanks.
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sometimes, I use to add a little bit to smoothies. I've been getting sick if I add it to my soymilk. And I noticed I get sick from cooked oatmeal now too.. werid ah?



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I ate raw rolled oats all the time when I was a kid.
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#7 Old 04-27-2005, 10:09 PM
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hmm okay. thanks guys i can continue to eat my oats in peace =). it's really good on plain soy yogurt with some cinnamon and vanilla, i know that's a really strange combination, but it tastes really good to me!
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your safe & sound
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I thought they precooked the rolled oats or something.. (don't know anything about the whole oat manufacturing process). But yes I've found a good snack by mixing the uncooked rolled oats with applesauce, oatbran, berry pieces, and some liquid sweetener (I use blackstrap molasses).
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I do this all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More often than not!



And Spehl, you are correct. They aren't actually "raw".
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I thought they precooked the rolled oats or something.. (don't know anything about the whole oat manufacturing process). But yes I've found a good snack by mixing the uncooked rolled oats with applesauce, oatbran, berry pieces, and some liquid sweetener (I use blackstrap molasses).



that sounds so good. i'm going to try that next =)
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#12 Old 04-28-2005, 12:13 AM
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I believe they are pre-cooked if they are instant or quick-cooking oats. Just plain rolled oats are uncooked to the best of my knowledge. I've eaten whole oat groats also (uncooked) and lived, so I don't think raw oats will harm you. They might make you poot, though.
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Uncooked is the only way to eat rolled oats, IMO. Cooking them turns them mushy and vile.
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#14 Old 04-30-2005, 07:08 PM
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that sounds so good. i'm going to try that next =)

yeah personally they're now one of my favorite "healthy" snacks I usually mix in flaxseed meal and ground roasted sesame seeds too, often along with crushed cornflakes or some other plain cereal.
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I like to put it on top of celery and peanut butter.
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#16 Old 05-29-2005, 10:30 PM
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I luv ''raw'' oats with flaxseeds and fruits (bananas, strawberries,melons), my faz snack.
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In Scotland when my grand dad was young, the people who worked in the fields at harvest time drank a mixture of water and a little raw oatmeal. My grand dad said it slaked a thirst better than water and gave a blast of energy. The same mixture is also used in Scots folk medicine as a relaxant, a sleep inducer or for settling upset stomachs.



I guess then raw oats are good for you..
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I thought they precooked the rolled oats or something.. (don't know anything about the whole oat manufacturing process).

They don't so much directly cook them; however, truly raw oats go rancid pretty quickly, so manufacturers steam them after harvesting to temperatures which can reach up to 212 degrees. This is a process called stabalization. The middleman selling the "raw" oats doesn't always know whether the oats being sold have been processed this way. If you get them from a bulk bin, chances are that they have. The best way to test your source to ensure that your oats are actually raw is to try sprouting them. Truly raw oats are sproutable.



Here are a couple of websites that describe the process:

http://www.foodproductdesign.com/arc...98/0698AP.html (under the heading "Feeling Your Oats")

http://www.namamillers.org/prd_o_mill.html



Also, a recipe for Raw Oatmeal on the Living and Raw Foods website mentions this processing of "raw" oats: http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/rawoatmeal..html
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Bircher or natural muesli use rolled oats soaked in milk/soymilk. So it is not "wierd". I like muesli, but I LOVE oatmeal. I eat oatmeal nearly everyday
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#20 Old 06-01-2005, 05:17 AM
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I eat raw oats everyday. I nibble on small handfuls. I mix them with protein drinks, yogurt, milk. I make my own granola and sometimes I'll mix in raw oats at the end to give it a lighter color. I love oatmeal!



My last meal would be oatmeal/granola and peanut butter!
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#21 Old 06-01-2005, 10:00 AM
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i like uncooked oats WAY more than cooked. someone tried to tell me eating it that way wasn't good for me, and i told them to shove off
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#22 Old 06-01-2005, 10:58 AM
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Ok so oats aren't really raw but go through some type of cooking process? They're great in my cereal & in baked goods too.
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#23 Old 06-05-2005, 01:14 PM
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I'd never tried oats raw before, but after reading this thread I did

oats + oat milk + sugar = v. tasty!
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#24 Old 06-08-2005, 07:05 AM
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I have added them raw in yogurt before. I think I read that in a magazine or somewhere.
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