Oats – purchase and storage

Oats - purchase and storage

In the article on “nutrient oats” we informed you about the ingredients of the cereal oats and that it is very versatile. You can find more HERE >>

But today we want to give you useful information regarding the purchase and storage of oats.

Oats – purchase and storage

PurchasingOats - purchase and storage

First of all, we would like to point out to you that oats, if bought from conventional agriculture, usually have pesticide residues. Therefore, we recommend that you always buy oats and also oat products in organic quality.

Product descriptions of oats in the trade can vary widely. Thus, hulled and dehulled oats (also spelt oats) have already been heated and are therefore no longer germinable. Naked oats or oats in raw form / raw food quality, on the other hand, have not been heated, would still be germinable and are also particularly rich in ingredients.

Depending on how you want to process and use your oats (for example, either as fresh grain porridge or heated as porridge), you can resort to either of the two forms of oats mentioned (spelt or naked oats).


The whole oat grains can really be stored for a particularly long time if stored properly. Oats keep best at room temperatures when dry, when stored in an airtight container, and when not exposed to direct sunlight.

A particularly long and successful storage is possible especially with the whole grains. Of course, oat flakes and bran can also be stored, but here we recommend you to flaked and squeezed it fresh. This preserves most of the ingredients.

In our assortment you will of course also find whole oat grains. With us the oats are available in raw form and of course from organic farming >>

We hope you were able to take something away from today’s post and have a wonderful day!


Sokol, Andrea. 2020. The all-use cookbook. My plant-based zero-waste kitchen. Munich: ZS Verlag GmbH.



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