What are oats?

Ag Zone, Science for Youth November 26, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF
Oats are used to make oatmeal
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Oats belong to a group of plants known as cereal grasses. Cereal grasses produce what are called cereal grains. Oats are a type of cereal grain that is used to feed humans and animals. Oatmeal is a common way in which we eat oats. Other cereal grains include wheat, corn, and sorghum

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