Why The Oldest Cereal Is Sometimes The Best

Oats are among the healthiest grains out there. They’re a great source of important vitamins, mineral, fiber and antioxidants. This article will tell you more about the different types of oats and will help you decide which oat is right for you.

by Tori James, MS, RD

DeCecco Banza and Barilla Brand Rotini Pasta Types

From Groats to Oats

Groats go through further processing to make a variety of oat products:

steel cut oats To make steel cut oats, groats are simply cut into two to four pieces. Because there is minimal change to the groat, it is considered the least processed option.
Rolled oats Rolled oats are made by steaming and then flattening the groats between two rollers. The steam adds moisture, to prevent them from crumbling while rolling.
Quick oats Quick oats are made the same way as rolled oats, they're just rolled thinner; the thinner the flake the shorter the cooking time. (1)
Type of pasta capellini pasta

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