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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.


grain which has been dehulled and the hulls winnowed off.
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The 14-stage route is a work in progress, thanks to volunteer helpers and a small associated charity, Friends of the John o' Groats Trail.
The boys felt that making the journey from John o' Groats to Land's End would be a powerful message to say 'We're the ones living with this condition and we're going to do this to raise awareness and funds for research'.
Groats were the most widely used form of buckwheat worldwide during the 20th century, eaten primarily in Russia, Ukraine and Poland, called "grechka" in Russian.
Pull cooking, whole buckwheat and compost the plants, or seeds or groats can be chop them into the soil.
UK public Wi-Fi network operator Highland Wi-Fi announced on Friday the launch of its latest Wi-Fi location in John O' Groats, Scotland.
The Dirty Sanchez star was only meant to ride 874 miles from John O' Groats to Land's End.
He isn't the only biker at BHB Architects to get in the saddle for charity, for associate Mark Williams is currently training hard to pedal unaided from Land's End to John O' Groats in early August.
You can download your groats or collect them from tourist businesses around the national park.
Different types of processing are then used to produce the various types of oat products, which are generally used to make breakfast cereals, baked goods and stuffings: After oats have been cleaned, toasted, hulled and cleaned again, they become oat groats (which still contain most of the original nutrients).
We are paying 48 cents per pound for whole oat groats.
WEST WALES It's Taff going; LANDS END All revved up; John O Groats Highland whim Pictures: APEX
The second instance comes down to the same thing: A money changer for profit gives Peter in Milan the hundred ducats he needs and receives from the same Peter a month from now their value in Venice according to the money-changing rate of ten pounds of groats that are normally equal to one hundred ducats, however, in the process of exchanging in Venice the value of the money is up at one time and down at another.