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oat

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

Cardiology A clinical trial–Open Artery Trial
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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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The IVDMD was calculated by subtracting the dry residue weight (pellet) from the original weight of oat straw divided by the original sample weight, and the values multiplied by 100 to derive the percentage of IVDMD.
###%/h) and degradation (g/kg) of corn silage and stover alfalfa hay and oat straw by rumen fluid in 72 h
Another reason for the increased yield of bean after the succession of oat straw is that oat is also a supplier of nutrients to crops succeeding in the medium and long term, especially in the surface layer-for instance the significant increases in levels of P and K in the surface layers of soil (FLOSS, 2000; GAMA-RODRIGUES et al., 2007).
More than 60 million tons of oat straw, bean straw, maize straw, apple pomace and agave bagasse are produced in Mexico annually, being the main agroindustrial residues produced in the country (Soto-Cruz, 2003).
Many people will wonder "What about my morning cup of coffee?" Well, trade your morning cup of coffee for a cup of infusion of an herb like nettles or oat straw. One cup of coffee a day can cause withdrawal effects, but once they get past that withdrawal, they generally find that their energy is better, they feel more alert, and most important, their blood sugar does not escalate after drinking their morning brew.
Our study examines in detail the effects of three alternative weed management treatments (oat straw, wool mat, and flax straw mat) on crop growth, yield, and weed suppression in a perennial herb production system, compared with hand-weeded, positive and nonweeded, negative controls.
At one point I even contemplated shipping in straw from Arizona or Colorado, but I finally located a pile of oat straw in New Mexico about 80 miles away.
In preparation for their arrival a small shelter had been built out of scrap lumber kicking around the farm, and it was packed with fresh, clean oat straw. (I've always thought it a great pity that straw doesn't taste as good as it smells.)
One of the best remedies for supporting the nervous system, oat straw is helpful for infertility with depression.
Round bales of Hay sold to PS20 per bale, round bales of Barley straw to PS20 and PS18 per bale, round bales of Oat straw sold to PS13 and finally round bales of Wheat straw sold to PS14 per bale.
Oat straw is the most palatable; cattle like it quite well.
In Carlisle over recent weeks, our auction market prices per tonne have been in the region of PS95-105 for hay, PS85-90 for barley straw, PS75-80 for wheat straw and PS73-75 for oat straw.