What Is The Difference Between Oats And Muesli?


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The difference between oats and muesli is that muesli is a developed cereal that contains oats while oats are used in the making of oatmeal which is a porridge made from oats.

  • Oats
Oats, which is a popular breakfast ingredient that probably originated from Asia, can be used in porridge as oatmeal and in many healthy cold cereals including for granola and muesli. The recent discovery of the healthy cholesterol-lowering properties has led to a wider acceptance of oats as healthy food.

Oat bran which is the external casing of the oats is believed to lower cholesterol and also reduce the risk of heart disease. Oats are also used in other food products including muffins, cookies, bread, crepes and can be used to thicken soups, puddings to make date cakes and beets.

  • Muesli
Swiss physician Dr. Bircher-Benner developed muesli towards the end of the 19th century in his hospital where he believed that having a healthy breakfast would benefits his patient's diet and health. It is similar to oats as it is a made up of oats, fruits and nuts.

The Swiss German translation of muesli literally means mixture and can be either freshly made or in a packaged dry form. The ingredients normally contain a variety of raw cereals, dried fruits, nuts, bran, sugar and solid dried milk and can also include wheat, oats, raisins, apricots and a selection of other dried fruits.

Muesli is similar to oats as it is also thought to have many health benefits which include reducing the risk of cancer due to the nutrients from the fresh fruit, it also helps lower cholesterol and usually contains omega 3 fatty acids which are known to be beneficial for the heart. Also as muesli contains fiber it can help you increase your fiber intake which is important for your health.

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