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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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Lodging is the phenomenon in which the plant loses its vertical position, tipping and falling on the soil, which directly affects the yield and quality of oat grains, compromising harvest (Silva et al.
Nitrogen fertilizer application and seeding date effects on oat grain milling quality.
5 g of ground oat grain inoculum into 1 kg of pasteurized Thatuna silt loam in a standard garbage bag by manual agitation.
Inoculum was produced on sterilized oat grains in 2-L wide-mouth flasks.
Thus, selection for greater [beta]-glucan content tended to improve other nutritional characteristics of oat grain by increasing protein content and decreasing oil content.
Oat grain [beta]-glucan content as affected by nitrogen level, location, and year.
Genotypic means of oat grain yield and grain quality characteristics across 12 environments.
Phenotypic correlations of oat grain yields and quality characteristics with environmental conditions were calculated to determine environmental conditions associated with oat characteristics (Table 5).
Digital image analysis was used to characterize the architecture of the oat kernels to determine relationships between the physical structure of the oat grain and groat percentage.
This indicated that the impact dehuller exerted more mechanical stress on the oat grain during dehulling than the air pressure dehuller, as concluded earlier when comparing corrected groat percentages.
Effect of temperature on oil content and fatty acid composition of oat grains.