Oats (Avena sativa) are a cereal commonly eaten in the form of oatmeal or rolled oats. They are mainly eaten as porridge, as an ingredient in breakfast cereals and in baked goods (oatcakes, oat cookies and oat bread). Over the past few decades oats have become a very popular "health food". Oats are loaded in dietary fiber (containing more than any other grain) and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties.
Referred to as the common cereal, oats date back to bronze-age Europe. It is usually rolled or crushed into oatmeal and eaten as porridge or used in a variety of baked goods. An ingredient in many cold cereals like muesli and granola, oats can be eaten raw. Oats are also the only cereal containing a legume-like protein nearly equivalent in quality to soy protein, which has been shown by the World Health Organisation to be equal to meat, milk, and egg protein. However, people with food allergies and gluten sensitivity should consult with their doctors first before enjoying this nutritious food.
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