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1 cup, oats

  • Calories 607
  • Calories from Fat 96.84
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 10.76g17%
  • Saturated Fat 1.899g9%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.398g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.955g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 3mg0%
  • Potassium 669mg19%
  • Total Carbohydrate 103.38g34%
  • Dietary Fiber 16.5g66%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 26.35g53%
  • Calcium 8mg1%
  • Iron 41mg228%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%

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This article is about the common cereal. For other uses, see Oat (disambiguation). Oats redirects here. It may mean either the common cereal oat discussed here, or any cultivated or wild species of the genus Avena. Oat Oat plants with inflorescences Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots (unranked): Commelinids Order: Poales Family: Poaceae Genus: Avena Species: A. sativa Binomial name Avena sativa L. (1753) Oats in SK near harvest time

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 make up a large part of the diet of horses and are regularly fed to cattle as well. Oats are also used in some brands of dog and chicken feed.



The wild ancestor of Avena sativa and the closely-related minor crop, A. byzantina, is the hexaploid wild oat A. sterilis. Genetic evidence shows that the ancestral forms of A. sterilis grow in the Fertile Crescent of the Near East. Domesticated oats appear relatively late, and far from the Near East, in Bronze Age Europe. Oats, like rye, are usually considered a secondary crop, i.e. derived from a weed of the primary cereal domesticates wheat and barley. As these cereals spread westwards into cooler, wetter areas, this may have favoured the oat weed component, leading to its eventual domestication.[1] 765-1028#


Top Ten Oats Producers — 2005 (million metric ton)  Russia 5.1  Canada 3.3  United States 1.7  Poland 1.3  Finland 1.2  Australia 1.1  Germany 1.0  Belarus 0.8