From Wikipedia: Steel-cut oatmeal is whole grain oat groats (the inner portion of the kernel) which has been cut into pieces. Oatmeal is cooked to make porridge. Steel-cut oats take longer to cook than instant, ground, or rolled oats, typically 15–30 minutes (less, if pre-soaked). The flavor of the cooked oats is described as being nuttier than other types of oats, and they are chewier.
“Including steel-cut oats in your meal plan gives you a big boost of complex carbohydrates, a macronutrient that serves as your main source of energy. Each 1/4-cup serving contains 27 to 29 g carbs, or 20.7 to 22.3 percent of the 130 g recommended for daily consumption by the Institute of Medicine. Fiber, a kind of carbohydrate that does not break down into fuel for your body, is also found in steel-cut oats. One serving provides 4 to 5 g — your meal plan should include 25 to 38 g fiber. Add fiber to your diet slowly. Consuming too much fiber before your body has the opportunity to adjust to it can result in bloating and gas.” – Livestrong.com
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