Food Quiz

Oat

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1. What is the botanical name for oat?

The botanical name for oat is avena.

2. The oats belong to which botanical family?

The oats (Avena) are a genus of 10-15 species of true grasses in the family Poaceae.

3. How is the protein component in oats called, which can trigger celiac disease in certain individuals?

Avenin is the prolamin (protein high in proline and glutamine) found in oats.

4. When should the harvest of oats take place (approximately)?

The harvest will take place in around mid-August.

5. Which country is by far the largest producer of oats?

With about 5.1 million metric tons, Russia is the world's largest producer of oats.

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