[Sca-cooks] Oatmeal was Buttered wortes/oatmeal

Honour Horne-Jaruk jarukcomp at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 9 20:33:38 PST 2010

--- On Tue, 2/9/10, H Westerlund-Davis <yaini0625 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Are Quaker Oats cut with steel or
> some other fashion? When looking for gluten free oats there
> are a lot of steel cut oats. From what I understand is that
> oats themselves are gluten free, however in the processing
> wheat grain gets mixed in with the oats. Was wondering if
> the steel cut is a cleaner cut then rolled? 
> In recent years Quaker Oats have made an effort to keep
> their oats gluten free. For now I know that Bob's Red Hill
> Mill is the only 100% gluten free.
> Aelina the Saami
Respected friend:
     No, it has nothing to do with the processing method- except in the very limited sense that stone-ground oats from a mixed grain mill will never be gluten-free, whereas any rolling or cutting machine could, theoretically, be cleaned enough to re-purpose for gluten-free grains. 
     If oats are not prepared in a segregated, gluten-free facility/factory, there will be gluten contamination. This is why McCann's oats are GF enough for some people- McCann's only makes oat products. However, the problem starts further back. Oats are the 'shady lady' of the grain world- they'll cross-pollinate with anything. So if there's a wheat/rye/barley field within a mile of your oat field, you don't have pure GF oats, no matter what you do next. Ditto oats grown in rotation after wheat, barley, or rye.
     There are now a couple-three brands of GF oats, but Bob's is the cheapest so far if you live in the continental US. It might be different elsewhere.

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