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Oatmeal, also known as white oats, is ground oat groats, or a porridge made from oats. Oatmeal can also be ground oats, steel-cut oats, crushed oats, or rolled oats (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

If your lips, tongue or throat start to swell up, your oat allergy is probably more severe. Swelling lets you know that your immune system is going into overdrive, attacking the proteins in oatmeal it deems dangerous. If you start wheezing, turn blue, have difficulty breathing or have pain in your chest, seek immediate medical attention (Coffman, 2014).

Common Uses:

These oat groats may be milled to produce fine, medium or coarse oatmeal. Rolled oats are steamed and flattened whole oat groats. Steel cut oats may be small and broken groats from the de-husking process; these may be steamed and flattened to produce smaller rolled oats (Wikipedia, nd).

 1 cup, cooked (234 g)

Calories 158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2 g 4%
Saturated fat 0.5 g 2%
Polyunsaturated fat 1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.9 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 115 mg 4%
Potassium 143 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%
Dietary fiber 4 g 16%
Sugar 1.1 g
Protein 6 g 12%
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 18% Iron 77%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 35%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 15%

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