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The history of oats is a lot more complicated than you think

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Your favorite grain went through a lot to get to your breakfast bowl

Those delicious oats you serve each morning weren't always as easy to find (or to make) as they are today. In fact, it was quite a process to get them to America — and to your breakfast table.

Watch this video to find out more about the origin of your favorite oat and some of its tasty counterparts. Then make yourself a bowl, and appreciate it for the masterpiece it is.

This post was sponsored by Quaker Select Starts.

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