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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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One 1-gallon blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens)
Across the rest of the slope, bamboo, miscanthus, and blue oat grass add texture.
Plumes of purple fountain grass and blue oat grass add a note of wildness.
Because the garden would grow between a two-story house and a see-forever view, she chose large plants such as cardoon, big-leaved plants like canna, and, for textural contrast, grasses such as blue oat grass.
In a curb strip are 'Royal Purple' smoke tree, 'Sapphire' blue oat grass, 'Globemaster' allium, yellow 'Golden Celebration' rose, white 'Iceberg' rose, and Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'.
Blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) echoes the blue-green leaf edges of the phormium.
In addition to these, a laceleaf Japanese maple, a vine maple, blue oat grass, and other ornamentals cover the berm.
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).