I bought whole grain oats from the feed store. I was hoping to be able to put in mylar bags (with ox absorbers) and if food ever ran out eat and feed to animals. Now looking at them they look nothing like oat meal and after further research I don't know If I will be able to eat it. LOL. I did a few searches and did get much help. So are the whole oats a total waste? From what I read you have to boil them in water for 45 mins to eat. Thank You.