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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Eric Wynkoop - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Eric Wynkoop in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to Ask Anything – from cooking techniques to co… Read More.



Can you please explain the difference between Old Fashion Rolled Oats and Sprouted Oats? I did not know if the Sprouted Oats follow FOK.

— Debbie Cosentino


So, um, rolled oats, uh, you know, old fashioned, this term, old fashion, um, rolled oats came about in response to, you know, instant, uh, sort of rolled oats, which are, you know, very quick cooking, very, very thin, powdery sort of, uh, oats. The, uh, the old fashioned oats, the, um, uh, are, are, are very simply just oats that, um, uh, you know, have, have been rolled. They're usually a little bit thicker, right? And more substantial than the, uh, the instant oats. But now comparing it to sprouted oats, sprouted oats are gonna be, uh, groats, oat groats or oat berries that have been, um, you know, soaked in water or, and, um, uh, drained and then allowed to sprout, right? As if they are growing again. And, um, um, what that does is it, uh, it, it, it creates a, a, a different nutrient profile, okay? For that, that seed. And, um, there's, uh, you know, more enzymes and things that are available for us when we consume it. And so that's the difference between, you know, the, the traditional, uh, or typical oat and a sprouted oat. Okay? And, um, you know, otherwise, uh, I don't find flavors to be different. Um, give 'em a try and, and see how you like 'em. Thank you.
Eric Wynkoop

Eric Wynkoop

Director of Culinary Instruction