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Author Topic: Is it healthy to eat uncooked oat flour?  (Read 2661 times)
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« on: October 17, 2005, 03:09:26 AM »

I know that rolled/quick/instant oats are steamed during their production, which apparently makes them more digestible.

I'm wondering if oat flour goes through a similar process.  If not, does that make it harder to digest?

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 08:49:12 PM »

I know that rolled/quick/instant oats are steamed during their production, which apparently makes them more digestible.

I'm wondering if oat flour goes through a similar process.  If not, does that make it harder to digest?

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Oat flour is just pulverized oats.  You can make your own in a food processor.
Why would you want to eat raw flour?
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005, 09:24:52 PM »

Oat flour is just pulverized oats.  You can make your own in a food processor.
Why would you want to eat raw flour?


it is? so there's no leavening agent or anything like that?
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2005, 06:16:58 PM »

Not sure why you would want to eat uncooked oat flour.  Are you adding it to a shake to get some complex carbs in?  The other post was correct, you can make it your self.  I would recommend that after youpulverize it (if amking large amounts) i would keep it in the fridge.  It helps to preserve it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2005, 08:23:29 PM »

Oat flour has a higher GI than unprocessed oats.  You'd be better off eating old fashioned oats.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2005, 09:32:05 PM »

it is? so there's no leavening agent or anything like that?
Nope.  Oat flour has little to no gluten, so it must be combined with a leavening agent for those applications that require a flour to rise.
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