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Crimped oats vs rolled oats?

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by LateBloomer, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. LateBloomer

    LateBloomer Senior Member

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    Is there a difference?
     
  2. DressageGirl22

    DressageGirl22 Senior Member

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    I have heard that oats must be crimped for the horses to get nutrition, otherwise they just go through system. Tell me if I am wrong?
     
  3. Sue B

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    As near as I can tell...there is no difference...crimping is rolling. There are two different mehtods of rolling - thick and thin rolled. The thicker looks to me like a standard rolled oat...the thin looks more like what I would call crimped.

    Rolling/crimping is noted by some authors to be a way to oxidize certain chemicals within the grain. This oxidation process is supposed to enhance flavor...but otherwise has not additional nutritional value.

    In general, when something like grains/seeds go through the digestive process, the bulk of the nutrients are "sucked" out. However, when grain/seed hulls are broken, many of the nutrients begin a continous process of decline.
     
  4. LateBloomer

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    So what are "groats"? :blushing: I am a little confused. Are they another name for crimped oats?
     
  5. Sue B

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    Groats are hulled and crushed grains...they can be oats, wheat, barley or buckwheat....but I think they are mot typically oats.
     

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