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grain The temperate, humid climate of Ireland promotes the slow ripening of the grain. It enables the oats to draw the goodness from the soil and yield up nature's bounty. More on Irish oats


Steel Cut Oats

Ireland's Golden Treasure





What are Steel Cut Oats?

Steel cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into two or three pieces using steel discs. Golden in color and resembling mini rice particles, they are as nature intended – nothing added and nothing taken out.

Why Steel cut Oats?

Steel Cut Oats are inherently full of nutritional value; high in fiber while containing no sodium or cholesterol. Soluble fiber from oatmeal, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of oatmeal supplies 1 gram of the 3 grams of beta glucan soluble fiber necessary per day to have this effect.

How are they different from Rolled Oats?

Rolled oats are steel cut oats that have been steamed (softened) and rolled to the desired level of flake thickness. These rolled flakes differ from steel cut oats in texture, cooking time and flavor (more oaty, less nutty).

What makes McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats so special?

Steel Cut Oats are a long standing tradition in Ireland where the rich soil and moist climate produce some of the finest oats in the world. This temperate climate allows the oats to slowly draw the goodness from the soil and yield up a crop with fuller, plumper grains which leads to the rich texture and nutty flavor that has been uniquely McCann’s for over 150 years. From the family farm to your table, McCann’s Irish Oatmeal will continue to warm the hearts, minds and souls of the most discriminating oatmeal lovers for years to come.