Thursday, February 7, 2013

Random Wikipedia of the Day (RWotD): Groats

Stumbled on this today, clarifies what they are, have known sorta what they were, but always wondered about the details, because one of my favorite Sci Fi series, the Miles/Vorkosigan Series, mentions them often.

[Sidenote:  Fans of SciFi that are trying to get girlfriend or boyfriend into SciFi might have very good luck with this series.  The first two books of the series, Shards of Honor & Barrayar available in single book titled Cordelias Honor are really a prequel to main character in rest of the series.  Both my girlfriend & mom, who are not SciFi fans really liked those prequel books a lot.  The entire series has very strong female characters, most would probably kick Xena & Buffy's butt, one of them could even make River Tam work hard.]

Found it interesting that supposedly lot of NFL players are using them for Carb loading day before game.

Think part of my confusion is that particular term isn't used commonly in US version of English, here this type of food is usually called "Steel Cut Oats", though that would only be one type of Groat if I understand correctly.

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