Steel cut oats are whole grain groats (the inner part of the oat kernel), which have been cut into a few smaller pieces. Unlike rolled oats or instant oats, they haven't been partially or fully pre-cooked, meaning they retain more of their natural taste, texture and nutrients. Steel cut oats are high in B-vitamins, calcium, protein and fibre, and low in salt and unsaturated fat
Like all whole-grain products, oats have a lower glycemic index, which stabilizes blood sugar levels.
Less processed than quick/instant or long-cooking rolled oats, steel cut satisfies longer, because it takes longer for the body to digest them. Steel-cut oats are the whole oat grain quickly cut into three to four pieces or nibs – pure and simple.