Our rolled oats are raw oats. Post-harvest processing includes de-hulling, or taking the outer husk off of the oat kernel, and then rolling. Commercial rolled oats are steamed before rolling, increasing their shelf life. Because oats are a high-fat grain, both whole and rolled oats should be stored in the freezer for 2-3 month storage or the refrigerator for 1 month or less. Rolled oats chopped finely in a food processor produce an oat flour that is excellent as an addition to recipes because it is rich in dietary fiber, and very high in protein and lysine. Oat protein, however, is water soluble so does not provide the ‘rise’ or structure of a wheat protein.