Oats may seem like a simple food and they are but there are a few things the consumer should know about organic and conventional oats. Grown primarily on large farms in the midwest and midwestern Canada, oats are either steel-cut (where the groats have been cut into 2-3 pieces), rolled, or instant with the difference being how much the groat is processed. Read more
Behold the phenomenon of real fresh oats.
Agricultural products depend on soil, seed, farming practices, preparation and enjoying the final product so it goes beyond saying that not all oats are created equal. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that oats – like many other products (think grocery store tomatoes versus Farmhouse tomatoes) – vary tremendously in flavor and it’s not because some are instant, flakes, or steel-cut but rather if the oat has been bred for flavor (as opposed to yield, visual appeal, shelf life, disease resistance, or transport) and grown in soil that uses crop rotation to maximize the nutrients and thus the flavor of the oat. Healthy, nutrient rich soil makes great tasting food. Read more