I’m trying to find out one simple thing using the USDA website found here:
I’m looking for the macro/caloric content of plain, uncooked oatmeal. I know, it sounds as basic a search you could imagine, but I type in “oatmeal” and get 66 hits (most of them being baby food and commercial cereal). The closest one I’ve found is entitled “Cereals, oats, regular and quick and instant, unenriched, dry”. What I don’t like about that title is the “…and quick and instant” part. I’m looking for the slow-cooking oats that you find in one of those massive bins at the grocery store.
The other issue is that I have a “Book of Food Counts” that has raw oats listed, but the calories do not match the macro amounts. In fact, they’re off by about 140 calories.
Can anyone point me in the right direction here? Perhaps I have my head firmly planted up my ass and am looking right past it; who knows.