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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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According to Table 2, the panels manufactured with up to 15% oat hulls (treatments 1 to 6) provided the highest average MOE values.
Panels produced with up to 15% oat hulls (treatments 1 to 6) had the highest average MOE values;
T Amounts of constituents 1 10% adhesive 2 100% Eucalyptus grandis 12% adhesive 3 14% adhesive 4 10% adhesive 5 (85% Eucalyptus grandis - 15% Oat hulls) 12% adhesive 6 14% adhesive 7 10% adhesive 8 (70% Eucalyptus grandis - 30% Oat hulls) 12% adhesive 9 14% adhesive 10 10% adhesive 11 100% Oat hulls 12% adhesive 12 14% adhesive Table 2.
In addition to producing steam and heat for the Fridley mill, leftover oat hulls are used by a local electricity provider, Koda Energy, to power approximately 17,000 homes a year.
After the oat hulls have been burned, the resulting ash is captured and distributed to nearby farmers who use it as a nutrient supplement to improve the soil on agricultural land.
John Hellweg, manufacturing manager of General Mills' Fridley mill and one of the champions of the oat hulls biomass burner project, provides a tour of the Fridley mill and biomass burner in this video posted on GeneralMills.
Nobody else at the time was burning oat hulls around here," says Glen Mowery, director of utilities and energy management at The University of Iowa.
Early costs related to modifying the power production system to accommodate the oat hulls totaled about $1 million.
Now, the oat hulls are transported constantly from Cedar Rapids to Iowa City in trucks that can hold 22 tons each, says Joe Schwarzhoff, an engineer at The University of Iowa Power Plant.
walnut shell flour/35 percent oat hull furfural residue blend; 2) an oat hull furfural residue; 3) an Asian source furfural residue; 4) an E.
Four panels each of southern pine plywood utilizing the Asian source furfural residue and oat hull furfural residue were re-glued at Mississippi's Forest Products Laboratory for knife wear re-verification.