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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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Separately to different batters, investigators added 3%, on a dry materials weight basis, of each of four oat fibers with different water-holding capacities.
Although undoubtedly not all the health benefits derived from oat fiber are known at this time, the results of past research make it clear that the "wonder grain" has multiple potentials for better health.
Most of the "5 g Fiber" featured in big print on the box comes from--you guessed it--added oat fiber.
These results suggest that it is possible to increase the solubility of two cereal fibers, wheat bran and oat fiber, using extrusion processing.
Many "low-carb" varieties contain more added oat fiber or other isolated fibers than whole wheat flour.
This is important to note because in that time period they acquired five small distributors of organic foods and fruits and a large oat fiber facility.
Researchers also noted that oat fiber and bran were suitable fat replacers, but they indicated that soy protein should be avoided in processing low-fat patties.
fiber, not the isolated kind (like inulin, oat fiber, wheat fiber, or polydextrose) that bakers use to make impressive (though misleading) fiber claims.
VDF Futureceuticals has unveiled Nutrim Oat Bran and Calorie Control Trim, two all-oat functional food ingredients that conveniently provide rich sources of oat fiber for the maintenance of healthy blood glucose and lipid levels.