The Oat (Avena sativa) is a species of
cereal grain, and the seeds of this plant. They are used
for food for people
and as fodder for animals,
is used as animal bedding and sometimes as animal feed.
Oats are often served as a
made from crushed or rolled
and are also baked into cookies
together with wheat
flour. As oat flour
or oatmeal, they are also used in a variety of other baked
goods and cold cereals, and as an ingredient in muesli
Oats may also be consumed raw, and cookies with raw oats
are quickly becoming popular. Oats are also occasionally
used in Britain
for brewing beer.
stout is one variety brewed using a percentage of
oats for the wort.