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Where do oats come from?

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December 15, 2010 11:28AM

Oats were once considered a weed, but have now become a very important crop worldwide. It can be eaten by animals and humans alike. Oat kernels have two tough husks that must be removed through various processes such as cleaning, toasting, husking and scouring.

They have an outer covering of bran (rich in soluble and insoluble fiber), an endosperm (the inner part of which contains starch and energy), and at its core lies germ (which is full of iron and B vitamins).