http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PABYN 18 November 2014 Cavena Nuda,Cavena oat groats.
While trying to find raw oat grains, some information was found about the various oats sold for human consumption.There is only one type oat available in raw form and this is a relatively recently developed grain.I bought some today from a bulk barn store, for use in making tortillas and gruel or porridge.
A new type of oat kernel or groat.
Cavena Nuda is a brand new form of oats that’s hull-less, gluten free, high in protein & iron & cooks up just like brown rice. Now you can get all the health benefits of oats in a grain that you can use as you would rice in recipes. It was developed by Agriculture Canada, and for now it’s only available in Canada. It was developed without a hull (NAKED), so the oats don’t have to be shipped off somewhere to remove the hull–a necessary process to prevent spoilage & rancidity. It is also 25% higher in protein than regular oats-twice the iron, & 20% more fiber.

This is the treatment for typical oats.Hulls are removed from oats, leaving an oat groat. Oat groats are high in fat, so once the hull is removed, an oat groat will go rancid within a few days. Therefore, all oat groats for human consumption are hulled, then “stabilized” (heated to 200 degrees for an hour or more to stabilize enzyme action). As a result oat groats won’t sprout and aren’t raw. Steel cut oats and Scottish oats are cut after the heating process. To produce rolled oats, stabilized oats are steamed then rolled. A number of oat producers were contacted in Canada and the US, and they confirmed the above.

Groats (or in some cases, “berries”), are the hulled kernels of various cereal grains such as oat, wheat, and rye. Groats are whole grains that include the cereal germ and fiber-rich bran portion of the grain as well as the endosperm.
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