Oats are widely cultivated cereal and are one of the healthiest grains out there. Oats belong to the poaceae family, known as avena sativa by its scientific name. They are a very nutritious food and remedy. Oats can be eaten cooked, raw or it can be applied topically. Oats is a good choice as part of a well-balanced diet.

Oat Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Oats has an excellent nutritional Value. Scientist found evidence of avenanthramide compound in oats which may have some antiglycemic antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antioxidant properties. Oatmeal is one of the best foods for lowering cholesterol levels, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, due to its high content of fiber, vitamin and minerals. Oats are considered one of the best remedies for feeding the nervous system weakness, especially when under stress and anxiety. Oats have some healing properties for psoriasis and eczema (dermatitis).

Oats Nutritional Information

Oats are an important grain, the grains are high in carbohydrates and proteins. For every 100 grams of oats there are about 17 grams of protein. Oats are a source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and are a good source of glutamic acid, which is an amino acid that is used by the body to build proteins, according to the University of California. Glutamate is the most common stimulating neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Oats Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts
Calories 389
Calories from Carbohydrate 273
Calories from Fat 57.8
Calories from Protein 58.4

Total Carbohydrate 66.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 10.6 g

Total Fat: 6.9 g
Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.2 g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 111 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids: 2424 mg

Sodium: 2 mg
Potassium: 429 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 66.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 10.6 g

Protein: 16.9 g
Amino Acids
Tryptophan: 234 mg
Threonine: 575 mg
Isoleucine: 694 mg
Leucine: 1284 mg
Lysine: 701 mg
Methionine: 312 mg
Cystine: 408 mg
Phenylalanine: 895 mg
Tyrosine: 573 mg
Valine: 937 mg
Arginine: 1192 mg
Histidine: 405 mg
Alanine: 881 mg
Aspartic acid: 1448 mg
Glutamic acid: 3712 mg
Glycine: 841 mg
Proline: 934 mg
Serine: 750 mg

Vitamin B1 Thiamine: 0.8 mg
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 Niacin: 1 mg
Vitamin B5 Panthothenic Acid: 1.3 mg
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine: 0.1 mg
Folate: 56 mcg

Calcium: 54 mg
Iron: 4.7 mg
Magnesium: 177 mg
Phosphorus: 523 mg
Potassium: 429 mg
Sodium: 2 mg
Zinc: 4 mg
Copper: 0.6 mg
Manganese: 4.9 mg