Steel cut oats are the inner kernels of whole oats that have been cut down into pin-head sized pieces. Because of this association with their size, they are also sometimes known as pinhead oats. They are also referred to as coarse oatmeal or Irish oatmeal. Steel cut oats may be processed further into oat flakes.
The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in steel cut oats can provide important health benefits. For example, the fiber in them helps to lower cholesterol and move food efficiently through the digestive tract. Fiber may also enhance immune function.
Processing oats in this way makes for a nuttier porridge and is also good in muffins. These Steel cut oats are made from 100% Organic Australian oats grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides and without added preservatives.