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Oats, a Recognized Functional Food  

Huixia Li1,2 , Jie Zhang1,2 , Jianhui Li1,2 , Renxiang Cai1,2
1 Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhuji, 311800, China
2 Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhuji, 311800, China
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Medicinal Plant Research, 2020, Vol. 10, No. 1   
Received: 26 Apr., 2020    Accepted: 27 Apr., 2020    Published: 27 Apr., 2020
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Oats is a cereal crop belonging to Genus Avenaof the family of Gramineae with the Latin name as Avena sativa L.. There are about 30 species of Oats, mainly distributed in temperate regions. The diversity of the most abundant areas in the north latitude 25° to 45°, and between 20° west longitude and 90° east longitude. Compared to other wheat crops, oats have a strong adaptability to low temperature environments. Oatmeal is a recognized health care product in China and foreign medicine because it is rich in various nutrients. It is worth noting that oatmeal also has a high cosmetic value.

Oats; Avena; Nutrients; Health care products

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