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Dec 07, 2014




  • 1. Oat-A cerealTeam: Bakshish Rabiya Kaustubh Hrushikesh Garima Yash Shruti Twisha Mansi Sourabh Pratik

2. CEREALS A grain used for food, such as wheat, oats, or corn. A grass producing such grain, grown as an agricultural crop. 3. Little history of oat is known prior to the time of Christ. Oats did not become important to man as early as wheat or barley. Oats probably per-sisted as a weed like plant in other cereals for centuries prior to being cultivated by itself. Some authorities believe that our present cultivated oats developed as a mutation from wild oats. They think this may have taken place not long before the birth of Christ 4. Probably the oldest known oat grains were found in Egypt among remains of the 12th Dynasty. These probably were weeds and not actually cultivated by the Egyptians. The oldest known cultivated oats were found in caves in Switzerland belonging to the Bronze Age. 5. The history of oats is somewhat clouded because there are so many different species and subspecies, which makes identification of old remains very difficult. 6. Oats were first brought to North America with other grains in 1602 and planted on the Elizabeth Islands off the coast of Massachusetts. As early as 1786, George Washington sowed 580 acres to oats. By the 1860s and 1870s, the westward shift of oat acreage in the United States had moved into the middle and upper Mississippi Valley, which is its major area of production today. 7. Oats Oats are a cereal grain used primarily as food for livestock, with only about 5% of the world crop being consumed by humans. Oats typically make up a part of the daily diet of domestic horses Oats have a high nutritive value but are primarily produced for livestock feed. Their agricultural uses are various. Oats are valuable in crop rotation, and oat straw is used for animal feeding. 8. Oat is a plant. People use the seed (oat), leaves and stem (oat straw), and bran (the outer layer of whole oats) to make medicine. 9. Oat bran and whole oats are used for high blood pressure; high cholesterol;diabetes; and digestion problems including , inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), diarrhea, and constipation. They are also used for preventing heart disease, gallstones, colon cancer, and stomach cancer. 10. In foods, oats are used as a grain or cereal. 11. THANK ..YOU..!!