Processed oats may contain oat bran, or the bran can be removed and prepared separately. The cereal grain known as oat is the source of edible oats and oat bran.Know More
Oats are processed into food products by removing the hulls, leaving the oat groats. The bran is the layer directly below the hull. When the bran is removed, what is left is far less nutritious than if the bran were left on.
Steel-cut oats are oat groats with the bran intact and chopped with steel blades, while old-fashioned (rolled) oats also still have the bran and are chopped, steamed and rolled. Quick-cooking and instant oatmeals usually have the oat bran removed.Learn more about Dry Ingredients
Unleavened bread contains no yeast, baking soda, baking powder or other leavening agents that allow the dough to rise, while leavened breads are made with rising agents that allow the dough to release gases and expand. Unleavened bread is flat and thin, and it resembles a cracker.Full Answer >
Table salt and sea salt differ in source, processing and appearance. Table salt is harvested from underground salt mines, while sea salt is harvested from evaporated seawater or saltwater lakes.Full Answer >
Oats are the whole grains or kernels that are the seed of the oat plant, while oatmeal commonly refers to the cereal or porridge made by cooking processed oats in a hot liquid. Coarsely ground oat kernels are also called oatmeal. Finely grinding oats creates oat flour.Full Answer >
While the terms oatmeal and porridge can be used interchangeably to describe a warm dish made by crushing or chopping oats and combining them with milk or water, the term oatmeal refers to dishes made entirely from oats. Some types of porridge contain other ingredients, such as rice.Full Answer >