What are Oat Groats?

“Groat” means oats in Scotland, but now it can be used to describe any whole kernel of grain that has been minimally processed to remove its outer husk or hull, sometimes called “chaff.” People may call them “whole.” Almost every kind of food in the world has some groats in it. Groats are a whole grain that still has the endosperm, germ, and bran, so all of the nutrients are still there.They are hard and chewy, so you must soak or simmer them to make them soft. Groats can be made from oats, wheat, and barley.