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Oat (Avena sativa) is a species of seeds from a cereal grain plant. It is used for food for people and as fodder for animals, especially poultry and horses. Oat straw is used as animal bedding and sometimes as animal feed. Since oats are unsuitable for making bread, they are often served as a porridge made from crushed or rolled oats, oatmeal, and are also baked into cookies (oatcakes) together with wheat flour. As oat flour or oatmeal, they are also used in a variety of other baked goods and cold cereals, and as an ingredient in muesli and granola. Oats may also be consumed raw, and cookies with raw oats are quickly becoming popular. Oats are also occasionally used in Britain for brewing beer. Oatmeal stout is one variety brewed using a percentage of oats for the wort. Oats also have non-food uses. Oat straw is used in corn dolly making, and it is the favorite filling for home made lace pillows. Oat extract can be used to soothe certain skin conditions. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Avena sativa (Wikipedia)

A plant species of the family Poaceae that is cultivated world-wide for its edible seeds. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Oats, from an erect, tufted annual grass growing to 1.2 m, are of uncertain origin, but probably arose in Europe from 2 species, Wild oats (A. fatua L.) and Wild red oats (A. sterilis L.). Oats are now cultivated throughout the temperate zones of the world. The major growing areas are the USA, southern Canada, the USSR and Europe, particularly near the Mediterranean. Oats serve as food for humans, animal fodder and bedding, and - especially in the form of extracts - in a variety of industrial uses. There are many named varieties, with new forms being developed each year.

Oats are available as whole Oat grains when only the husks are removed; Oatmeal from cut or ground Oats; and rolled Oats when grains are cut in slices and then steamed and rolled. Oats are by far the most nutritious of the cereal grasses.

Oats may uncommonly induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals. Symptoms may include angioedema, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, asthma, rhinitis, and gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Although IgE antibodies may be detected in patients, this may indicate only latent sensitisation. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 野燕麦
Synonyms: 燕麦;燕麦属;燕麦谷粒;禾本科
fr-CA French (Canada) Avena sativa
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kaer
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Avena (Avena sativa)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Avena sativa
Synonyms: Avena (Avena sativa)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Yulaf
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Avena sativa
Synonyms: Овёс посевной (Avena sativa)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Avena sativa (haver)
Synonyms: haver
fr-BE French (Belgium) Avena sativa
Synonyms: Avoine aliment, f7