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Old 01-07-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

Why is it always recommended to eat the 'old fashioned' slow cooking oatmeal instead of the 1 minute? (I'm not referring to the flavored ones which are FULL of sugar) What the difference??

 
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:02 PM   #2
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

Is one minute oatmeal heated in the microwave? If so, I have been told that microwaves destroys alot of the nutrition in foods! I am not sure. I dont use microwave alot.

 
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Old 01-07-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

Jeepers I heard just the opposite.

They did a study to to see which keeps the nutrients in vegetables the most.

boiled,
sauteed,
steamed,
microwaved...

and microwaved one! it kept the most nutrients.

go figure

 
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

huh!!! oh nooo don't believe that..

 
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

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Jeepers I heard just the opposite.

They did a study to to see which keeps the nutrients in vegetables the most.

boiled,
sauteed,
steamed,
microwaved...

and microwaved one! it kept the most nutrients.

go figure
Where did you hear this from? I REALLY want to know cause that would be like waayyyy cool! BTW, I always cook my oatmeal in the microwave...but always cook my veggies on the stove.

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Old 01-07-2005, 07:15 PM   #6
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

I think the difference is that the 1-minute type is more finely processed than the old fashioned just so it will cook faster. Being more processed allows your body to digest it quicker whereas the old fashioned is slower to digest and helps you to feel full longer.

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Old 01-07-2005, 09:13 PM   #7
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

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I think the difference is that the 1-minute type is more finely processed than the old fashioned just so it will cook faster. Being more processed allows your body to digest it quicker whereas the old fashioned is slower to digest and helps you to feel full longer.

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Ahhhh...slower digestion=feel full longer....that makes perfect sense!!! thanks for the info

 
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

veggie,
Really 3 kinds out there:
INSTANT OATMEAL (Fully precooked and dried): 1 minute time (gooey, no texture...like wallpaper paste)

OLD FASHIONED ROLLED OATS (Almost fully precooked and dried) :5 minutes time (some texture)

STEEL CUT OATS (Uncooked): 45 minutes cooking time...YOU CANNOT IMAGINE HOW GOOD THEY TASTE but they are $$$pricey$$$.

I compromise on the OLD FASHIONED (who can't spare 5 minutes) but once a year I buy a can of the Irish Steel Cut oats and go through the trouble.

 
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

Lenin,

I've seen those Irish Steel Cut oats in my local grocery store. I wanna buy some but like you said, it takes a while to cook them. I just don't have 45 minutes in the morning to spare when I'm getting ready for work. I still might buy some though to maybe eat on the weekend. Right now I eat Bob's Red Mill Oats. They seem to have a better flavor than Quaker.

 
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I just don't have 45 minutes in the morning to spare
Some people pre-cook the oats . . . you'd have to fool around with the amount of water/oats, but what they do is poor boiling water over the oats the night before, let it sit out on the counter/stove/wherever . . . then in the morning it just requires re-heating.

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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

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STEEL CUT OATS (Uncooked): 45 minutes cooking time...YOU CANNOT IMAGINE HOW GOOD THEY TASTE but they are $$$pricey$$$.

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Wow...I've heard of steel cut oats but didn't know they took that long!!! And they taste much better?!! I must try them!!

 
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

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Lenin,

I've seen those Irish Steel Cut oats in my local grocery store. I wanna buy some but like you said, it takes a while to cook them. I just don't have 45 minutes in the morning to spare when I'm getting ready for work. I still might buy some though to maybe eat on the weekend. Right now I eat Bob's Red Mill Oats. They seem to have a better flavor than Quaker.
You can cook them in a pressure cooker (not aluminum) and it takes 20 minutes or less. I cook whole raw oats (groats) and it only takes 25.

 
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

Be VERRRRYYY carful with oats in a pressure cooker. It's one of foods that are MOST prone to clogging the nozzle. If you do it, leave a LOT of headroom. Personally, I'd be too afraid to, even with the protective blowouts; I amagine getting oatmeal off a ceiling would be somewhat of a miserable chore! ("Oh, what an interesting pattern")

 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:48 PM   #14
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Re: Why slow-cook oatmeal instead of 1 minute oatmeal?

I love Quaker's one-minute oats (no sugar added) with almond milk and fruit slices on top, mmmm. If I could get myself to eat that for breakfast every day I wouldn't be worrying about how refined they were. But I never have time for breakfast, siiighhh.

 
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