Thursday, February 05, 2004

Cereal Processing, Oats

Oats belong to the botanical genus Avena, which includes a large number of types, the principal being A. sativa (see photograph), A. sterilisand A. strigosa. Oats are widely grown in most countries but are not suitable for Mediterranean climates. Oats are frequently grown on farms as feed for the farm's livestock. They are well balanced chemically, with fairly


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