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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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OAT

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oat

[AS. ate, oat]
Grain or seed of a cereal grass used as food.
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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:
http://www.healthrecipes.com/oats.htm

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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Low-growing Mexican feather grass and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens), along with taller, variegated Miscanthus sinensis condensatus 'Cosmopolitan' and plumcolored Phormium tenax 'Rubrum' surround the shapely trunks of mature 'Manzanillo' olive trees, found at an old grove and hoisted into position by crane.
Some commonly grown evergreen grasses are blue oat grass (Helichtotrichon sempervirens), feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'), rush (Juncus, pictured above), and sedge (Carex).
The blue-gray foliage of blue oat grass pairs well with lavender and salvia.
Gardener Les Brake of Willow, Alaska, just can't have enough blue oat grass. Then there's nursery professional John Greenlee of Pomona, California, who has so many favorites that he wrote a book about them--The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses.
We cannot rule out the possibility that As-contaminated wheat, barley, or oat grasses contributed to the high levels of As that were found in this shake mix product.
Trends in product activity in this sector of the market may also indicate the next developments in this area, with some interest in supplements featuring combinations with other grasses, perhaps most notably barley and oat grasses, as well as a whole host of other green ingredients such as chlorella, spirulina, alfalfa and hemp, as well as more standard green vegetable extracts.