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|09-10-2013 11:09 AM|
|09-04-2013 11:13 AM|
|alaynarenee||been buying my steel cut oats at the .99 cent store last couple months. Good grains 15oz with dec 2014 expiration date. They also had flax seed and pearled barley|
|09-04-2013 11:02 AM|
Got my shipment of 10 gain hot cereal. Tastes like sometime I'd feed squirrels.
Update: To be fair I'm eating it after putting hot water from the coffee maker on it, so it's not really 'cooked'.
|08-31-2013 10:51 PM|
I have stored grains in airtight containers and they still get bitter. Unsaturated oils oxidize overtime in anything short of an oxygen-free environment which is usually impractical. I don't know if the bad taste has any meaning in a nutritional sense - I just don't like it. Best bet is buy what you need and don't try to store a year's worth. I don't eat oats much so I can't speak to their long term stability, but wheat and corn taste better fresh. Degerminated wheat and corn however retain their flavor much longer - which is of course why (in part) they started degerminating/debranning grains centuries ago
|08-31-2013 08:19 AM|
For oat groats and similar grains, buying in bulk is absolutely cheaper. My farmers market has it for like $1.20/lb.
|08-30-2013 07:46 PM|
There may be other value in buying in bulk, better selection, ability to choose smaller portions, but price does not seem to be.
Regardless, remember that whole grains unless frozen rapidly become bitter as their oils oxidize. I've tried using Bob's whole germ cornmeal and we had to throw out the whole batch of cornbread. Ditto on bread made from older whole wheat. Bulk definitely has the advantage for freshness in that you can buy smaller amounts. Of course you're burning a bunch of fuel doing that.
|08-30-2013 07:03 AM|
|captainron042||I've been buying this stuff from Big Lots at about $4 a bag.|
|08-29-2013 05:32 PM|
|08-29-2013 05:09 PM|
Used to buy these at Costco in the 5 or 7 lb bags, but I haven't seen them in many months.
IIRC costco's prices were similar to these, but don't recall exactly...does anyone else? These seem like excellent prices, much cheaper than any grocery store we frequent if you're likely to use 4 bags worth.
|08-29-2013 04:52 PM|
Depending on where you are Whole Foods may carry them but I doubt it. You're more likely to find them at a store that sells bulk foods for restaurants and other businesses. Any small store that sells Red Mill may have them though.
|08-29-2013 01:18 PM|
Try this: Dry pan toast the steel cut oats for a minute or so bring out the flavor. Cook in a bowl set on a veg steamer in a pressure cooker atop a self timed portable micro induction cooktop. Much faster, perfect results every time, no stirring, no monitoring, ready when you are, easy easy clean up, Method works for beans and rice too.
I tried saving a few bucks on Bob's oats but now only McCanns Irish steel cut nitrogen packed for me. Oats and other grains go rancid above 40F + air. Use special containers if buying in bulk for emergency preparedness. (not required for the Mccanns nitro-pak).
|08-29-2013 12:34 PM|
|ascii256||I read this as "Frank's Red Hot Cereal" and got excited for a split second.|
|08-29-2013 11:36 AM|
|08-29-2013 11:34 AM|
|08-29-2013 11:24 AM|
My original point was if you're not interested in brand names like BRM you can get the same thing cheaper.
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