What is oatmeal?
A: Oatmeal is a preparation of oats that have been de-husked, steamed, and flattened, or a coarse flour of hulled oat grains (groats) that have either been milled (ground) or steel-cut.
Ground oats are also called what?
A: White oats.
Steel-cut oats are known as what?
A: Coarse oatmeal, Irish oatmeal, or pinhead oats.
Rolled oats were traditionally thick old-fashioned oats
but can be made what?
A: Thinner or smaller and may be categorized as quick oatmeal or instant oat meal depending on the cooking time required.
What determines the cooking time?
A: Cooking time is determined by the size of the oats and the amount of precooking.
The oat grains are de-husked by impact and are then
A: Heated and cooled to stabilize the groats, the seed inside the husk.
The groats may be milled to produce what?
A: Fine, medium, or coarse oatmeal.
Steel-cut oats may be small and contain what?
A: Broken groats from the de-husking process.
Rolled oats are steamed and flattened what?
A: Whole oat groats.
Old-fashioned oats may be thick and require what?
A: A longer cooking time.
Quick cooking rolled oats are cut into small pieces
before being what?
A: Steamed and rolled.
Instant oatmeal is cooked and dried, often with what?
A: A sweetener and flavorings added.
Both types of rolled oats may be eaten uncooked, as in
muesli, or may be cooked with water or
milk to make what?
In some countries, rolled oats are eaten raw or
toasted with what?
A: Milk and sugar, sometimes with raisins added, as in muesli.
The term 'oatmeal' sometimes refers to a porridge made
A: The bran or fibrous husk as well as from the kernel or groat.
Rolled oats are often used as a key ingredient in what?
A: Granola, in which toasted oats are blended with sugar and/or nuts and raisins, and in granola bars.
Oatmeal is also used as a thickening agent in what?
A: In savory Arabic or Egyptian meat-and-vegetable soups, and sometimes as a way of adding relatively low-cost fiber and nutritional content to meatloaf.
A 100-gram serving of cooked oatmeal provides how many
A: 71 Calories.
Oatmeal and other oat products were the subject of a
1997 ruling by the Food and Drug Administration that consuming oat bran or
whole rolled oats can do what?
A: Lower the risk of heart disease.
A similar conclusion was reached in 2010 by whom?
A: The European Food Safety Authority.
Why does oatmeal have a long history in Scottish
A: Because oats are better suited than wheat to the country's low temperatures and high humidity.
As a result, oats became what?
A: The staple grain of Scotland.
The ancient universities of Scotland had a holiday
called Meal Monday for what reason?
A: To permit students to return to their farms and collect more oats for food.