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What is the difference between OAT and Wheat?

Asked by Jenske , Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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P. Halah

P. Halah

Answered Jul 02, 2020

Oat and wheat are two widely cultivated cereal plants. Oats can be any of the numerous species of cereals which are scientifically known as Avena Sativa. Oats can be made to prepare different products that can be eaten by humans and animals such as oatmeal, etc. Wheat, on the other hand, is also one of the most popular cereal plants. It is cultivated mainly because of its seeds.

Wheat grain is a staple food and is now used in making flours for cakes, pastries, and bread. Although wheat is cultivated mainly because of its seeds, the grass can be used when producing a certain type of beer. Another importance of wheat is that its straws can be used for roofing. According to the result of a research work carried out on the two cereals, scientists believe oats have certain nutritional benefits that can reduce the LDL levels in people compared to wheat.

 

K. Galatia

K. Galatia

Answered Jul 01, 2020

Oat and wheat are both foods that provide adequate nutrition for humans, as well as animals. Horses and cattle consume these foods. Even dogs and cats eat these products, as they have sometimes been incorporated into their foods. Wheat is also used for baking, and it is even used for making beer, as it is highly fermentable. This super grass is one of those plants that have been utilized to harness natural fuels, which are called biofuels.

Wheat can also be used in the area of construction. Its straw is used as thatch for roofing. The health benefits of consuming oats are numerous. Oats are an ingredient in various foods. They are rolled or crushed into oatmeal or ground into fine oat flour. You can also have oatmeal, oat milk, or certain healthy cereals like muesli and granola. Certain studies have concluded that maintain a diet that includes oat products was able to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) by 2.5 percent.

 

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