Each type of Oatmeal is cut and prepared differently.
Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that are rolled to flatten them.
Quaker® Steel Cut Oats are whole oats that have not been rolled into flakes. Instead, they are cut approximately into thirds.
Quick Quaker® Oats are simply cut into slightly smaller pieces so they cook faster.
Instant Quaker® Oats are rolled a little bit thinner and cut finer so that they cook very quickly.
All the types are equally nutritious because they supply all parts of the oat grain including the bran, endosperm and germ. It's the different size and shape of the oats that affects the cooking time and texture. Additionally, most/many varieties have some vitamins, minerals and flavoring ingredients added.
To learn more about our oats, please visit Our Oat Story page.
For more on how to prepare each type of oat, please visit How to Prepare Oats page.