A flaker should not be missing in any kitchen where value is placed on wholefood nutrition Always have fresh flakes on hand for cooking, baking bread or for quick cereal muesli (also known as muesli or organic muesli), for breakfast or in between meals. Fresh oat flakes, for example, are tastier and more wholesome, precisely because they are fresh and not preserved by artificial oxidation or heating (up to 100°C). Especially if you want to do something good for your little ones, get them a Hand flaker ( flake squeezer with manual operation ). They love oat flakes and cereal flakes even more when they have crushed them themselves with a flaker.
Of course, you can get fresh flakes very conveniently with an electric flaker / oat roller At the touch of a button and with a gentle whirring sound, two rollers squeeze the grain into so-called flakes in the cereal bowl for a wholesome breakfast.
Do you make your own oat flakes with a flaker or a grain mill?
This question is asked by everyone who has experienced how important the fresh preparation of cereals in their entirety is for a healthy, wholefood diet. Everyone has to struggle through the terminology to find out which utensils are needed for wholefood cooking. First and foremost, there are flakers for crushing grains and grain mills for grinding or crushing grains. There is a plethora of names for flakers: oat crusher, oat flake mill, oat flake crusher, oat mill, oat flake machine, flake machine, flake press, flake mill, flake squeezer, linseed squeezer, squeeze mill, flake squeezer, grain flaker, grain aqueezer, muesli squeezer, oat roller, grain press, etc....
You can find out the difference between a grain flaker and a grain mill here on the page Flaker or Mill (with pictures of grain flakes and grain meal).
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Comparison of organic oat flakes from the bag vs. freshly crushed oat flakes
In this video, you can see the difference between ready-made bagged oat flakes and oat flakes that you have crushed yourself. Sobering realisation: even organic oat flakes from the bag are not wholesome.
Note: The food industry has managed to use the term "organic" for its industrially produced foods to suggest that these are healthier than conventional products without the coveted organic label. Ready-made organic oatmeal may not be as contaminated with harmful toxins such as pesticides, but it is certainly not "healthier" in the sense of a wholefood diet ("wholemeal flour instead of white flour/extracted flour"). Because it has to be fresh if it is to be really wholesome and healthy.
Difference between bagged and freshly crushed wholemeal oatmeal in the video