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  • Colloidal Oatmeal

    Posted by Margaret on March 3, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Is colloidal oatmeal nothing more than: finely ground rolled oats which are filtered after the grinding process?

    Margaret replied 1 year, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Graillotion

    March 5, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    Pretty much….

    But to answer your next question…. don’t think you can get this fine of grind….at home. 🙂

  • Juggsy

    March 6, 2023 at 4:33 am

    <div>While they are both oatmeal, they are actually different and you can not replace one for the other usually,unless you want not the whole grain and you want lumpy oats in your product. </div>

    It’s actually the whole grain that they process. So it includes the bran. It also goes through a different processing treatment than regular “finely ground oatmeal”.

    And the bran part is where all the goodness is. You won’t have the same effect and it will be a rough texture. Colloidal Oatmeal doesn’t have issues with lumpiness.

    Usually they going through one of two processing methods. I think the most popular being when the Colloidal Oats are grounded, boiled and steamed before being milled.

    There is another method employed that is hard core milling.

    Normal oatmeal is not the same.

    You can read more here (Lisa’s explanation is decent and has links and references for further reading): https://www.lisaliseblog.com/2017/03/what-makes-colloidal-oatmeal-colloidal.html?m=1

  • Margaret

    March 6, 2023 at 9:04 am

    Thanks SO much for the link & your own responses!

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