These are naked oats…and I’m embarking on a new kitchen adventure! . ‘Normal’ oats (avena sativa) don’t sprout. They have to be heat-treated to stop them going rancid because removing their hulls damages the grain. . These aren’t ‘normal’ oats! They are hull-less, naked oats (avena nuda). They don’t have to be processed in the same way and therefore come to a kitchen raw and because of that I get to sprout them! . Silvia, the lovely lady at @lebarbarighe (the other side of Bologna to me) patiently answered my questions and then sent me 5 kilos. . Check my story today to see me show more, talk about them and hear what I’m doing with these golden gems!