What is oat?

  • (noun): Annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: 'oats').
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The common oat (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name (usually in the plural, unlike other grains). While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal and rolled oats, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed. Oats typically make up a part of the daily diet of domestic horses, about 20% of daily intake or smaller, and are regularly fed to cattle as well. Oats are also used in some brands of dog food and chicken feed. Oat seeds are commonly marketed as cat grass to cat enthusiasts, since cats readily harvest and eat tender young oat, wheat, and some other grass sprouts.

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List Of Oats Diseases - Viruses
... Viruses Oat blue dwarf Oat blue dwarf virus Oat mosaic Oat mosaic virus Oat necrotic mottle Oat necrotic mottle virus Oat red leaf Barley yellow dwarf ...
... There are two lakes, lake Mo'oat and lake Tondok (Danau Mo'oat and danau Tondok), at an elevation of 750 m ... The larger of the two lakes is Mo'oat ...
... Oat is a rich source of the water-soluble fibre (1,3/1,4) β-glucan, and its effects on health have been extensively studied the last 30 years ... Oat β-glucans are the only dietary fiber being recognized by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to be able to reduce a disease risk ... Oat β-glucans can be highly concentrated in different types of oat brans ...
Avenanthramide - Anti-inflammatory and Anti-itch Properties
... avenanthramides are also responsible for the antipruritic activity of oat extracts ... by substance P showed a clear indication that avenanthramides found in oat extract play a major role in the reduction of itching and redness in skin ... role of histamine in itch sensation, these results can be considered as a clear indication that oat extracts with a standardized content of avenanthramides are useful materials to reduce histamine ...
Oats Futures
... Oats futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade, and have delivery dates in March (H), May (K), July (N), September (U) and December (Z) ...

More definitions of "oat":

  • (noun): Seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as 'oats').

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