Ok to eat steel cut oats raw??
- 01-17-2008, 06:34 PM
- 01-17-2008, 07:34 PM
They should be cooked. Eating them raw would likely be rough on digestion. Rolled oats are cut very thin so it makes it easier to digest raw.
01-17-2008, 07:38 PM
I would also have to advise against eating them raw; not only will it be hard on your digestion since they are completely unprocessed and only roughly cut, but it has a sharper texture than flakes which have been already processed and so you might feel them going down.
I often can get by without grinding my oats in my shake if I run out of time, but I wouldn't dare throw steelcut oats even if I was in a pinch; it would be like trying to drink water with little pebbles.
That being said, it's not going to kill you so I guess it depends on your reasoning for eating it raw. Cooked is 100x better, as I can attest to every morning for the last couple of years
01-17-2008, 08:18 PM
01-17-2008, 08:28 PM
01-18-2008, 02:03 AM
I prefer quaker oats myself, especially raw. I tried these out raw in a blender and they were still hard to even blend.
I'd stick to oats unless they were cooked.
01-18-2008, 02:21 AM
I just throw 1/4-1/2 cup in a coffee grinder and it turns them to powder. Throw that in my protein shake and I'm good to go. They really don't taste bad, they do sink a little bit, so you've got to swish around the last few swallows.
01-20-2008, 08:21 PM
01-20-2008, 11:04 PM
I think I read something about them not being able to be fully digested when eaten raw as well. Not absorbing the nutrients, it would be almost pointless to eat them in the first place. Couldnt find the article though...
01-21-2008, 05:34 AM
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