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The Oat Crop pp 433-479 | Cite as

Oats in human nutrition and health

  • Robert W. Welch
Part of the World Crop Series book series (WOCS)

Abstract

Oats were domesticated later than other temperate cereals. Nevertheless, the oat crop attained an important position in the traditional agricultural systems of northern and western Europe supplying valuable fodder for draught and production animals and also contributing substantially to human nutrition. Thus although, unlike wheat or barley, oats have not developed into a staple raw material for complex food preparation processes such as baking or brewing, oats are a versatile crop which is uniquely valuable to agricultural livestock and to humans.

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Wheat Bran Plasma Total Cholesterol Plasma Cholesterol Level Glycaemic Index Total Dietary Fibre 
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