Anishinaabe Word of The Day

Oatmeal (daataagwa’ igan)

Oatmeal is a preparation of oats that have been de-huskedsteamed, and flattened, or a coarse flour of hulled oat grains (groats) that have either been milled (ground)rolled, or steel-cut. Ground oats are also called white oats. Steel-cut oats are known as coarse oatmeal, Irish oatmeal, or pinhead oats. Rolled oats were traditionally thick old-fashioned oats, but can be made thinner or smaller, and may be categorized as quick oatmeal or instant oatmeal depending on the cooking time required, which is determined by the size of the oats and the amount of precooking.


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Though oatmeal remains a common breakfast dish today, it has been served up for thousands of years. Oats were cultivated in ancient China as far back as 7000 B.C., but the ancient Greeks were the first to eat oatmeal as the porridge-type cereal we know today.

People around the world enjoy oatmeal in several different ways. In Germany and Switzerland, people eat oats like a form of cereal. Uncooked oats are soaked in a mixture of milk and cinnamon overnight. In the morning, nuts and fruits are added.

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Related Words

daataagwa’igan ni

rolled oats, oatmeal

daataagwa’igan sgdaataagwa’iganan pldaataagwa’igaans dimdaataagwa’iganing locStem: /daataagwa’igan-/