After reading a lot of back-and-forth about Quick Oats vs. Quaker Oats, I thought I'd go to the source, and ask Mr. (Ms.?) Quaker.
In particular, I was looking to understand two things which are the subject of discussion on bb.com:
1. Do Quick Oats have a different glycemic index than Old Fashioned Oats?
2. Do Quick Oats contain different nutritional values than Old Fashioned Oats?
Note that none of this pertains to any instant oatmeal product
So, I sent the email below, and received the response below that.
Unfortunately the answer is not absolutely definitive, but I think I can infer the following:
1. Any difference in glycemic index is only due to a difference in the size of the particles. Once blended into a shake, then, there would be no difference in GI. Any such difference would apply only to the oats cooked whole or eaten raw. And, even cooked whole, both will fall apart somewhat during cooking, leading to probably a nearly identical GI. So, in general, I take Question 1 to be answered "no."
2. Except as noted above, the products are nutritionally identical. They provide identical levels of fiber, vitamins, etc.
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