Oats and Oatmeal

Oats are a cereal grain grown for its seed. The seed is often turned into rolled oats or oatmeal, a common breakfast food.

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Oats and Oatmeal

How did porridge get its name?

The origin of making and eating porridge when farmers cultivated oats and other crops for survival, various types of grains were stewed in water to form a thick porridge-like dish. Porridge dates back to the Neolithic times.

Scotland seems to be the leading authority on porridge.

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Who is the spokesperson for quaker oatmeal commercial?

Wilford Brimley

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Is there gluten in oatmeal?

This is a highly disputed question. Oats are not considered to contain gluten, but almost all oats are grown with wheat, which means that there is a huge possibility for cross-contamination. Therefore, the majority of oat products are considered to contain gluten. However, oats that are grown totally isolated from wheat and other glutenous grains are considered to be gluten free. McCann's Irish Oats are a great example of gluten free oats available in many grocery stores.

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Oatmeal by itself does not contain gluten. However, it is often processed in facilities where wheat or other gluten containing foods are processed. Even if they are processed in a different room, wheat particles in the air can spread to the oatmeal processing area and contaminate the oatmeal with small amounts of gluten. Some people are sensitive to even such a small amount of gluten.

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Bob's red mill doesn't

Oats don't contain gluten - but they can become easily contaminated with wheat, so you have to buy oats that are tested for contamination. Bob's red mill makes oats that are tested and are safe for people avoiding gluten. But they also make oats that aren't tested. Check the packaging - the gluten free ones will say so - and they'll be about twice the price as the regular.

99% of the time, yes. Oats are usually grown in cross-contaminated fields, so they are easily contaminated with gluten. If they are grown in specially dedicated fields (which will be clearly and distinctly labeled on the packaging) then they are gluten free.

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Can rabbits eat oat and tea leaves?

Oat hay (dried oat grass/leaves) is good for rabbits, although it's somewhat high in carbs so many people feed it as a "treat" hay only. Good "staple" hays include timothy, meadow grass, orchard grass, and brome.

Fresh oat leaves and other fresh grasses should be limited as a treat becuase too much can spoil a rabbit's appetite for other foods: fresh grasses don't have as much nutritional value as leafy greens (like dark leafy lettuces, herbs, and weeds), and they don't have as much fibre content as dried grass (hay).

Oats, the grain, should be extra-limited. Some people feed their rabbits rolled oats as a treat, but these aren't healthy. Oat groats -- the whole grain including bran -- are healthier than rolled oats or other processed oat products, so they're okay as a limited treat. 1 or 2 groats every few days should be fine for a healthy, normal rabbit.

Tea leaves, fresh or dried, should not be fed to rabbits at all. Do not feed your rabbit anything with caffeine in it (even natural caffeine, like the kind found in tea). Do not feed your rabbit herbal teas, either, because the dried herbs are more potent than fresh herbs and could upset the rabbit's system.

See the related question below for more details about the rabbit diet.

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How many calories in homemade oatmeal?

Usually 1 half-cup of oatmeal comes to about 150 calories/1 cup of oatmeal comes to 300 calories. Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast food to start your day! It fills you up and it's the grains you need to get through the day. Add some splenda, and it'll still be consistent with calorie amount of 150/300.

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How do you give a dog an oatmeal bath?

They do have oatmeal dog shampoo in a pet store, oatmeal is very mild.

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What is fine oatmeal?

Oatmela that is "fine" means that the oats have been milled so that they are ground up to a very thin, fine consistancy. This would form more of a smooth, softer oatmeal texture once prepared. "Fine" in terms f quality of oatmeal just means that the oats taste good, have a desireable texture and appearnce, and are appealing to eat.

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Where are Quaker Oats cereals made?

We manufacture Quaker products in North America.

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How do you make oat flour out of oatmeal?

Use a blender or a coffee grinder and sift it through a fine strainer.

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What can you put in oatmeal?

It depends on what effect you are trying to get. Adding a little salt always increases the flavor of course. For sweetening, not only can regular sugar be added, but you could also use brown sugar, honey or maple syrup. If you want to make the oatmeal richer and with a smoother mouth feel, you could add butter, a little cream, or half and half.

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How much does a gallon of horse oats weigh?

It would depend on what type of grain. But it would probably be somewhere in the range of 7 to 10 lbs.

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How many weight watchers points in a bowl of oatmeal?

1 cup of cooked oatmeal is 2 Points

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Is there gluten in oats or oatmeal?

According to the website of Freedom Foods, who make 'wheat free oats':

"...all oats do contain gluten, but it's not that simple. See, oats naturally contain a type of gluten called Avenin that is different to the type of gluten you find in wheat, rye, barley and triticale.

Now if you talk to the Coeliac Society of Australia, they say about 4 in 5 people with Coeliac Disease can tolerate oats. We say the easiest thing to do is read the Coeliac Society position statement on oats and seek medical advice on whether this applies to you."

The safety of oats for patients with celiac disease depends on the variety of oat - some are more toxic than others. The method used to assess this can be applied to other foods to determine their toxicity as well.
Oats do not contain gluten, the problem is most oats are cut on the same mill as other grains that do. Unless it states gluten free on the oatmeal or regular cut oats stay away.
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Is it safe to cook oatmeal and then can it like Grandmother used to?

There is no logical reason to can oatmeal. Oatmeal stores indefinitely in dry form, and cooks up in (literally) minutes. It is very doubtful that anyone's grandmother ever canned oatmeal. And cooking fresh oatmeal would be faster than defrosting frozen oatmeal.

Answerwhy don't you just mix raw oats with cold water and microwave them on 700w for 2 minutes each time ?? its an awful lot easier. Plus it tastes better than when you freeze them and reduces the risk of botulism and bacteria ! AnswerI cook the oats, put them in individual containers and put them in the freezer. I heat it in the microwave when I am ready to eat it. AnswerIf it was good enough for your grandmother, then that's the way to go. However, be sure to either follow her recipe or find one on the Internet. You could actually use Mason jars (glass jars), but be sure to sterilize them first. AnswerIf your grandmother was Scottish she may have cooked oatmeal in large batches and put it in a "porridge drawer" to cool. Slices could be taken from the drawer and used like bread, and would have a similar shelf life. There would be little point in canning it, though, any more than you would can bread.
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What is ground oatmeal?

ground oatmeal is pretty much the stuff in the can with the quakerman

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What is the oatmeal test?

Basically it's an experiment to show you how enzymes work. Enzymes break down the food in your body. if you take any enzyme supplement and add it to cooked oatmeal you can watch as the enzymes break down or 'digest' the oatmeal into a liquidy mush- the way your body's natural enzymes react to food. Directions:

Cook up a one serving oatmeal. The oatmeal should be solid , mushy but not runny. Let the oatmeal cool off to your body temperature or 98 degrees.

Take some enzyme capsules (you can buy them at a health food store) and sprinkle them over the oatmeal. Stir them into the oatmeal with a spoon for 30 to 40 seconds.

The oatmeal will slowly turn into a liquid right before your eyes. In other words, the oatmeal is being digested just like it would in your body! but ifyou taste it, it tastes like regular oatmeal -none of its nutritional values have been lost, altered or destroyed in any way!

Why does this happen? Quoted from -http://www.gohft.com/oatmealTest.htm

"1. The human body's digestive system is supposed to digest 50% of the food we put into our body. The other 50% is supposed to be digested by the live enzymes within the food that we eat.

2. When we eat food without live enzymes--we are asking the human body to digest and break down 100% of the food. After years and years of doing this--the human digestive system gets exhausted, over-used and cannot fully digest the way it should. Undigested particles get into the blood stream and the immune system uses its defenses to attack this unrecognized invader. "

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How many cups in 42 ounces of oatmeal?

Each cup contains 8 ounces. Therefore, the answer is 42/8 = 5-1/4 cups!

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Is oatmeal a carbohydrate?

Old Fashioned Quaker Oats do contain carbohydrates. To view the full nutrition facts panel, visit us at: http://www.quakeroats.com/products/hot-cereals/old-fashioned-oats.aspx

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How many cups are in a dry pound of oatmeal?

at least 2 cup

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What is a porridge stirrer?

A man who hits that after anther dude has made a deposit.

If you know what I mean.

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Are there minerals in porridge?


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Does quaker oatmeal have nickel in it?

Oh yeah, there's nickel in oatmeal, buckwheat, most nuts, and legumes.

I had a hair test done and was shocked by how much nickel I had. After cutting back on nickel-rich foods for 6 months, my hair nickel levels returned to acceptable levels. Your mileage may vary.

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Can you serve cooked oatmeal to your dog?

Yes, it is just oats.

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Can you feed your duckling rolled oats?


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Who were the Quakers and where did they settle?

"Quakers" is a name given to the religious group "The Religious Society of Friends," which began in England around the 17th century. Adherents tend to avoid clergy and rituals and focus on personal spiritual experiences. The founders included George Fox (1624-1691).

Quakers are a group of Christians who use no scripture and believe in great simplicity in daily life. The early Quakers came to colonial America under the auspices of William Penn, who established the colony of Pennsylvania.


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