Oats: properties, nutritional values, calories

The vein, Avena sativa, è un cerale ricco di fibers. Useful for regulating blood cholesterol levels, it gives excellent results in case of trough, nervousness and insomnia. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of oats

> 2. Properties and benefits oats

> 3. Calories and nutritional values oats

> 4. Ally of

> 5. Curiosities about oats

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve

Oats: properties, nutritional values, calories



Description of oats

Unlike other cereals such as wheat and barley, also processedoats keeps the bran and barm, which are the parts of the grain where most of the nutrients and many cardioprotective substances are found.

At the University of Toronto's Department of Nutrition, the possible efficacy of saponin e phytic acid – componenti dell’avena – nella prevenzione del cancro.


Properties and benefits oats

THEoats contains a type of soluble fiber, the beta glucan, which works like a sponge. When deposited in the intestine, beta-glucan traps food-sourced cholesterol in a sticky, non-absorbable gel that travels through the intestine, taking the cholesterol with it.

The use of oats gives excellent results in case of depression, nervousness, insomnia and physical or mental exhaustion. The grains contain 60-70% starch and other carbohydrates (carbohydrates); 14% proteins and 7% lipids (fats), which contain a significant percentage of lecithin.

Furthermore, they are present vitamine del gruppo B, acido pantotenico, enzimi, minerali (calcium and phosphorus), various trace elements e un alcaloide, l'avenina, with a toning, energetic and rebalancing effect on the nervous system.

Those who suffer from stress or lack of attention, students (especially during exams), sportsmen or new mothers who are breastfeeding can find in this plant an ideal food-medicine.

Due to its easy digestibility, it is also suitable for convalescents and for those suffering from gastritis, colitis or other digestive disorders. Oats are also indicated in case of diabetes, perché contiene pochi glucidi. 


Calories and nutritional values ​​of oats

100 g of oats contain 389 kcal.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • G carbohydrates 66,27
  • 6.90 g fat
  • 16.89 g protein
  • Fiber 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Thiamine 0,8 mg 
  • Folate 56,0 mcg 
  • Pantothenic acid 1,3 mg 
  • Manganese 4,9 mg 
  • Phosphorus 523 mg 
  • Magnesium 177 mg 
  • Copper 0,6 mg 
  • Iron 4,7 mg 
  • Zinc 4,0 mg 


Oats, ally of

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Oats: properties, nutritional values, calories


Curiosities about oats

Nel 1755 nel Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson he called oats "cereal which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland it is also used for human consumption."

Horses benefited from the properties of oats and only later did we humans, first of all, it seems, the Scots. And from there to the porridge it took a moment. 


A recipe up your sleeve

By presenting one at the end of the meal oat tart for dessert, you will make your figure.

In a bowl, mix flour (150 g), sugar (60 g), vanillin (1 sachet), 100 g of oat flakes and then stir in the softened butter (100 g), two egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of wine. The doses indicated are for a cake for 8 people.

First, form a loaf, wrap it in a clean cotton cloth and place in the refrigerator for about an hour. Then roll out the dough and arrange it in a low and wide pan, greased and floured; bake in a hot oven at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes then let it cool.

Brush the surface with 2 tablespoons of melted honey and sprinkle with the remaining flakes. Place a fruit salad cut into small pieces in the center, drop another 2 tablespoons of honey dissolved with 2 tablespoons of maraschino.



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