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#1 of 2 Old 07-25-2002, 08:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone,

I came across a great product and I thought I would share it with you.

It's is called a "grain flaker". It grinds whole grains into flakes. We have used it so far to flake oat grain and flax seed. It sits on the end of the counter and you grind the grains manually.

The difference in flaking grains at home as opposed to buying it already flaked in the store (i.e. rolled oats), is you get the fresh "live" oils and nutrients out of the grain. Most of the flaked oats in the stores have been steamed or have sit such a long time that the oils go rancid and the nutrient value is decreased greatly.

It is much better for you to flake the grains and eat them right away.

One cereal recipe we've been trying is fresh flaked oats with flax seed, yogourt and rice dream (rice milk beverage)(Nathan likes raisins added).

Anyways, just wanted to share it with you. It is very healthy and deliciouse!

If you want to know more about the flaker, let me know and I'll connect you to the web site.

Deb
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How much was it? That sounds great. When I was looking for a grain mill, I saw that some of them had flaker attachments, but I wasn't sure how well they'd work.

Do you use the flaked grain for cooked cereals, or cold, or both? I used to eat a lot of rolled oats as oatmeal and in granola. But I go through eating phases so then it sits around for a long time - I usually through it into the freezer.

How long can you store un-flaked grain? I read once that you can keep whole wheat berries indefinitely before grinding. I hope that's true. I have a small amount that I haven't unpacked yet since we moved.
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