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Alternative nutrition
Oats are regarded by many as a healthy food; they are rich in beta-glucans, a type of soluble fibre, which reduces serum cholesterol by up to 10%. Oats also contains avenalin and avenin, proteins which are nearly as high in quality as soy protein and equal to that of meat, milk and eggs; the protein yield of hull-less kernel is up to 24%, the highest of all cereals.

Herbal medicine
An annual grass that contains proteins (e.g., avenalin), alkaloids (e.g., trigonelline), fats, minerals (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc), saponins, a sterol flavonoid and vitamin B; they are used as a nerve tonic and for depression and insomnia.


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[AS. ate, oat]
Grain or seed of a cereal grass used as food.


member of the plant genus Avena in the family Poaceae.

see avenasativa.
oat grain
seed of Avena sativa, and as 'oats' the favored grain for the feeding of horses. Too light in energy concentration for the heavy feeding of ruminants.
oat grass
Avena pubescens. See also oatgrass.
oat hair calculi
large, intestinal trichobezoars composed entirely of oat hairs and capable of causing intestinal obstruction.
oat hay
made from cereal oat crop (Avena sativa) it is a popular feed for herbivores but it may have a high nitrate content if it has been well fertilized, and if it gets moldy and overheated, develops a high nitrite content and is poisonous. See also nitrite poisoning.
oat hulls
a high-fiber, low-protein, low-energy feed.
oat sickness
stiffness and restriction of movement in horses soon after a heavy feed of grain; a vague syndrome thought to be due to sensitivity to grain of any sort in particular horses.
oat straw
used as bedding and as feed when supplemented with a nitrogen-rich feed such as urea. Like oaten hay may cause nitrite poisoning if moldy.

Patient discussion about oat

Q. What is the nutritional value of oats? I am having oats for my morning breakfast from last week, as I know it is good to have them. But what is the nutritional value of oats?

A. oats are rich with vitamins, energy and protein. makes a wonderful breakfast! (at least when my wife makes it!!).
here's a link to a nutritional value list of oats:

and here's a link to some recipes!:
bread - http://momsrecipesandmore.blogspot.com/2008/12/toasted-oatmeal-bread.html

Biscuits - http://www.vegan-food.net/recipe/927/Oatmeal-Raisin-Cookies/

oatmeal- http://www.fatfree.com/recipes/breakfast/oatmeal

bon apetite!

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The purchase of this 31,000 square foot facility is also expected to generate significant efficiencies in the Company's oat fiber processing operations and will enable the Company to streamline oat fiber production across the three facilities, lengthening run times and improving operating efficiencies.
75 grams of beta-glucan soluble oat fiber per serving.
SunOpta) (Nasdaq:STKL)(TSX:SOY) today announced that it has successfully completed the second phase of its expansion of Canadian Harvest(R) Oat Fiber production capacity at its Cambridge, Minnesota facility.
Isolated oat fiber and soy fiber are insoluble, so they may help keep you regular.
The company's flagship product, OatVantage, offers consumers the highest concentration of soluble oat fiber available today, and has been proven to lower LDL cholesterol, which benefits cardiovascular health, diabetes, and weight management.
The Cambridge facility is operating on a seven day, 24 hour basis and is expanding to meet the substantial increase in the demand for oat fiber due in part to the concerns over obesity and the popularity of the Atkins and other low carbohydrate diets.
New LUNCHABLES(R) Fun Fuel(TM) Peanut Butter Pile-Ups feature mini oat fiber bread slices, squeezable peanut butter spread, squeezable 100% fruit grape spread, NABISCO(R) Reduced Fat Cheese Nips, squeezable berry flavored organic applesauce and fat-free chocolate milk with vitamins A & D.
But even with some extra oat fiber, you're still swallowing some 17 grams of "net carbs" in each bagel.
Consumers can already enjoy these health benefits in hot and cold cereals, but our challenge was to formulate oat fiber so that it could be used in beverages that people grab on the run," said Colleen Zammer, Manager of Food Product Development at Arthur D.
Teaming up gives us access to an extensive international sales network--both direct and through well-established distributors--and a strong base of contacts within potential customers for our Opta(R) and Snowite(R) oat fiber, stabilized bran and EverFresh products.
The acquisition makes Opta the world's largest supplier of oat fiber to the food industry.
Tyson's buns give you more fiber than most (they add some oat bran, oat fiber, oatmeal, and sesame seeds to their mostly refined wheat flour).