I take a half cup of rolled oats (not the instant kind) per day for the fiber, protein, etc. Just wondering though, are rolled oats raw or have they been precooked in any way? It doesn't say on the label.
No, they are not considered to be raw because they are heated during the rolling out process. As joannabanana said raw oat groats are the only true type of raw oats. This being said however rolled oats are very good for you because they have tons of soluble fibers, are high in magnesium and selenium, so if you cant get oat groats rolled oats would be excellent for you.
I have been wondering, I noticed that my my mail-order supposedly raw rolled oates have little grooves in them while the regular store-bought ones don't - maybe there really is a way to roll oates without overheating them?
No they are not raw at all, they steam them during the rolling process. Also you can't eat truly raw oats because oats and other grains are actually very toxic to humans and cannot be digested correctly.