More and more people pay attention to health, especially women who love beauty. In order to lose weight, they seldom eat staple food. They often make a cup of oatmeal or hot milk for breakfast or dinner. In this way, brewing is simple and nutritious, which is welcomed by many people. So, what is oats?
What is oats? What’s the difference with cereal and wheat?
1、 What is oats?
1. Oats are annual grasses in the Gramineae family, belonging to high-grade cereals. They are called bromegrass and wild wheat in the compendium of Materia Medica; It is mainly divided into two kinds, one is skin oats and the other is naked oats. Naked oats, also known as oil oats and naked oats, do not take shells after maturity, and skin oats take shells after maturity. China mainly produces naked oats.
2. China is one of the origin centers of oats. Wuchuan County, Inner Mongolia is one of the birthplaces of oats in the world, known as China’s “hometown of oats”; It is one of the main Alpine crops. Most provinces and regions in China produce it, but the concentrated production areas are the north and south of Yinshan Mountain in Inner Mongolia, Yinshan Mountain and Yanshan Mountain in Hebei, Xishan Mountain, Taihang Mountain and Luliang Mountain in Shuozhou, Shanxi, and high altitude areas such as Liupan Mountain, Helan Mountain, Qilian Mountain and Xiaoliang mountain in China.

3. Oats is one of the daily foods eaten by Chinese people. In 1997, FDA recognized it as a functional food, and Time magazine rated it as the fifth of the “top ten healthy foods in the world”; The United States, Japan, South Korea, Canada, France and other countries call them “family doctors”, “plant gold” and “natural beauticians”.
4. Oatmeal grains are used for grinding noodles. The common eating methods are to cook porridge with oatmeal, make cakes with oatmeal, and make cakes with oatmeal bran; It is a low sugar, high nutrition and high energy food. It can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, reduce fat and glucose, prevent colorectal cancer and heart disease. It also has the effect of beauty, and can treat dry skin and itching.
What is oats? What’s the difference with cereal and wheat?
2、 What’s the difference between oats and cereals?
Difference 1. Different types: oat is a kind of coarse grain, a kind of grain, which belongs to the same level as wheat and corn. Oat grains can be processed into oatmeal; Cereal is a kind of food processed from wheat. It is processed from ordinary wheat and some things.
Difference 2. Different eating methods: Processed oats can be made into oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal biscuits, oatmeal and oatmeal cakes. Among them, oatmeal can be used as cakes and cakes, oatmeal can be boiled porridge and oatmeal can be soaked and eaten; Cereal is easy to eat and is usually drunk in water.
Difference 3. Different value: oat is rich in nutritional elements needed by human body, and its nutritional value, medical care, feeding value and health care function are high; The value of cereal is far inferior to that of oats because of its processing.
3、 What’s the difference between oats and wheat?
Difference 1. Different species: oat is an annual herb of Gramineae and oat, and wheat is an annual herb of Gramineae and wheat.
Difference 2. Different plants: the stalk of oat is upright and smooth, the tongue is large, there is no ear, the leaves are flat, the spike shaft is upright or drooping, and the spikelet stalk is curved and drooping; Wheat stalks are erect, clustered, leaf sheaths are loose, phimosis, tongue is membranous, and leaves are long lanceolate.
What is oats? What’s the difference with cereal and wheat?
Difference 3. Different flowers: the flowers of oats are panicles with terminal inflorescences, spikelets containing 2 to several flowers, most of which are more than 2 cm long; The flowers of wheat are spike shaped flowers, spikelets contain 3-9 florets, and inflorescences are erect, 5-10 cm long.
Difference 4. Different fruits: there are longitudinal grooves on the ventral surface of oat fruit, with sparse hairs, and the fruit powder is between gray and beige; The fruit of wheat is oblate or oval, yellow brown in color, slightly sharp or blunt at both ends, and the fruit powder is white.
The difference is 5, the efficacy is different: oats are low sugar, high nutrition, high-energy food, generally edible per capita, and those with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, arteriosclerosis, constipation and obesity are all edible. Wheat is not suitable for people with diabetes and other diseases.
Difference 6. Different status: oat is a kind of coarse grain, one of the high-grade supplements, one of the top ten healthy foods in the world and an indispensable dry food in poor areas; Wheat is one of the three major cereals, one of the staple foods of mankind and one of the most important rations in China.
Oat is a kind of coarse cereals. It is a kind of low sugar, high nutrition and high-energy food. It can be eaten by many people, especially those with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and arteriosclerosis. It introduces the difference between oatmeal and wheat and wheat, and hopes to be useful for everyone.


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