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geoffgarcia
03-25-2004, 08:07 AM
What the heck is the difference?

I've gone over the labels a few times and can't see a difference in ingredients, nutrients, cooking times or any of that crap...what gives?

Minotaur
03-25-2004, 08:12 AM
What the heck is the difference?

I've gone over the labels a few times and can't see a difference in ingredients, nutrients, cooking times or any of that crap...what gives?

All I've noticed is a difference in the texture. The quick oats are lighter and fluffier. I think they are par-cooked. Like Minute Rice. The regular oats have a chewier texture, imo. I eat them both, whatever I happen to buy.

Max-Mex
03-25-2004, 08:24 AM
None that I know of. Instant oats are the "bad" ones. Too processed. Less fiber for the most part. Doesn't make you feel as full as normal oats.

geoffgarcia
03-25-2004, 08:28 AM
None that I know of. Instant oats are the "bad" ones. Too processed. Less fiber for the most part. Doesn't make you feel as full as normal oats.
they have the exact same nutritional content...

Max-Mex
03-25-2004, 09:26 AM
Well get some better oats then. Rolled or Steel Cut. They da bomb. I eat steel cut.

geoffgarcia
03-25-2004, 09:31 AM
tnx, max
but I never see those in the grocery store:(

I found this out there on the web

To the individual who sought information on the difference between steel and
rolled oats, I recalled having saved to my personal filing cabinet the
following e-mail which I received from Dr. Mirkin's office approximately a
year ago regarding my query as to the differences between steel cut oats and
rolled oats:
<< 1) All types of oatmeal have all of the nutrients intact (nothing is
removed), but if you're diabetic or trying to lose weight, the larger the
pieces, the better. Whole oat groats (the seeds themselves) are available
in some health food and specialty stores, and cook up the same way as
oatmeal but take a longer time to cook. Next best are the Irish or
Scottish-type oatmeal cereals (often sold in metal cans) called steel-cut
oats; the seeds have just been broken up. Next best are rolled whole oats
(the long-cooking Quaker Oats type that come in round cardboard boxes). The
quick-cooking oats and instant oatmeal are least desirable -- the quicker it
cooks, the quicker it is broken down in your intestines, causing higher rise
in blood sugar.>>

is this the steel oats you eat? how much do you get it for?
its like triple the price of the oats I get
http://www.netrition.com/mccanns_oats_page.html

geoffgarcia
03-25-2004, 09:40 AM
btw, holy ****...
you can resell the empty cans on ebay!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2389798972&category=36017

Max-Mex
03-25-2004, 09:55 AM
Yea that's the stuff. Different brand but same thing. I get mine here:http://www.wholefoods.com/

Minotaur
03-26-2004, 08:43 AM
btw, holy ****...
you can resell the empty cans on ebay!!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2389798972&category=36017

I have a can of those at home. Very little left. If you want to taste real oatmeal, get that stuff. I got the can in Williams-Sonoma years ago, but now Shop Rite carries it. Much cheaper than W-S. The drawback is that they take about 30-40 mins. to cook, sloooowly. But they are deelish.

geoffgarcia
03-26-2004, 09:41 AM
I have a can of those at home. Very little left. If you want to taste real oatmeal, get that stuff. I got the can in Williams-Sonoma years ago, but now Shop Rite carries it. Much cheaper than W-S. The drawback is that they take about 30-40 mins. to cook, sloooowly. But they are deelish.
30-40 minutes to cook?
f that...I'm gonna toss in a cup of boiling water and go to town!

raniali
03-26-2004, 01:30 PM
i think you got the gist of the difference - but if you bake, choice of oats in cookies and other goodies is important to the overall texture and moistness.

Minotaur
03-26-2004, 02:51 PM
30-40 minutes to cook?
f that...I'm gonna toss in a cup of boiling water and go to town!

:D

That's why I don't make them anymore.

ogarchamplin
03-27-2004, 04:56 PM
Yea that's the stuff. Different brand but same thing. I get mine here:http://www.wholefoods.com/

I went to my local Natural Food store today to pick up some organic brown rice and i asked if they had the Steel Cut oats. And they do for a dollar a pound, so i bought two pounds to try them out.

ogarchamplin
03-27-2004, 06:31 PM
I went to my local Natural Food store today to pick up some organic brown rice and i asked if they had the Steel Cut oats. And they do for a dollar a pound, so i bought two pounds to try them out.

Correction .55 cents a pound

Max-Mex
03-27-2004, 07:58 PM
30-40 minutes to cook?
f that...I'm gonna toss in a cup of boiling water and go to town!

It's never taken me 30 mins to cook steel cut. Average time is 5 mins.

ogarchamplin
03-27-2004, 08:00 PM
It's never taken me 30 mins to cook steel cut. Average time is 5 mins.

The lady at the store told me anywhere between 5-15 minutes depending on your own taste. She said to do a two parts water to one part oats. I cant wait until the morning to try them out.

Max-Mex
03-27-2004, 08:06 PM
Be warned, this stuff ain't your regular oatmeal. Texture is much different. I still like the taste, but the texture took some getting used to.

geoffgarcia
03-29-2004, 07:52 AM
yah I had some last night.
It needs a lot less water than rolled or instant oats.
I put it in with a cup of really hot water, and by the time the water had cooled (5-10 minutes) the stuff was of a consistency that was fine by me!
a dab of honey and off to the races!

Minotaur
03-29-2004, 10:18 AM
I just read the Netrition page about the McCann's Irish Oatmeal. I could swear the tin I have at home says 30-40 mins. to cook, but, now I could be wrong. :redface:

At any rate, after reading the page, I'm going to use them again, and follow those directions. It would be great to have 5 days worth in the refrigg-erator, just waiting for me.

Saint Patrick
03-29-2004, 10:43 AM
Irish Oats.

I've gotta start eating that just on principle.

ps101
06-22-2004, 09:45 PM
http://www.foodsubs.com/GrainOats.html

I was looking for info on oats... neat..

geoffgarcia
06-22-2004, 09:50 PM
how much do you pay for a 10kg bag? and what exactly do you get in a sack that size?
whole?
steel cut/cracked?
rolled?
instant?

I've been getting the steel cuts as advised above 20 servings are 6$
I don't frequent "health food" stores, although I've heard they have tubs and shovels to get these kindsa grains, but most of these stores are insanely overpriced for the crack-pots that frequent them and buy without abandon

rapidshoter
06-23-2004, 05:46 AM
[off topic]

What the difference between Oats and Weetabix?

geoffgarcia
06-23-2004, 08:42 AM
oats are a grain
Weetabix is a mixed bag of ingredients that make a cereal

its like comparing apples, to honey nut apple cheerios

ogarchamplin
06-23-2004, 09:22 AM
oats are a grain
Weetabix is a mixed bag of ingredients that make a cereal

its like comparing apples, to honey nut apple cheerios

I like honey nut apple cheerios.

rdkraus
06-23-2004, 09:59 AM
Irish Oats.

I've gotta start eating that just on principle.

Forget principal, eat em cause they taste good.

PS Is that like Irish Coffee, where you add a
shot of Jamison? :D

geoffgarcia
06-23-2004, 10:13 AM
steel cut oats are like eating rocks *LOL* I hate them (but I still have 2-3 servings a day)

JTyrell710
06-23-2004, 10:38 AM
wait.... your supposed to cook oats?...
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