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Porridge is a morning cereal dish that is produced by boiling ground, crushed, or chopped starchy plants—usually grain—in milk. It’s usually cooked or served with extra flavours like sugar, honey, (dried) fruit, or syrup to form a sweet cereal, or it’s combined with spices, meat, or vegetables to make a savoury meal. Depending on the consistency, it’s generally served hot in a bowl. One of the most frequent forms of porridge is oat porridge, often known as oatmeal. Porridge is a thicker variant of gruel.

The term “porridge” is frequently used to refer to oat porridge (oatmeal), which is generally served for breakfast with salt, sugar, fruit, milk, cream or butter, and occasionally additional seasonings. As a quick breakfast, oat porridge is also supplied ready-made or partially cooked.

Ricewheatbarleycorn, triticale, and buckwheat are some of the other grains used in porridge. Many varieties of porridge, such as polenta, grits, and kasha, have their own names.

Porridge was a basic diet in many regions of the globe in the past, including Europe and Africa, and it is still a staple cuisine in many parts of the world today. Hunter-gatherers originally made porridge in Southern Italy during the palaeolithic, but it became more widespread throughout the Neolithic. The dish has long been linked with Scotland, probably because to the fact that oats can be grown well on marginal highland soils.


Dr. Samuel Johnson noted in 1775 that oats were “a grain which is commonly fed to horses in England, but supports the people in Scotland.” Oats were brought to Scotland in 600 AD, although signs of barley porridge have been discovered in 2,500-year-old pots unearthed in the Outer Hebrides.

Porridge is a typical snack in many cultures and is frequently consumed by athletes in addition to being a morning cereal.

Unenriched porridge (like oatmeal) comprises 84 percent water, 12 percent carbs (including 2 percent dietary fibre), and 2 percent protein and fat when prepared by boiling or microwave (table). Cooked porridge has 71 calories per 100 gramme serving, 29 percent of the Daily Value (DV) for manganese, modest amounts of phosphorus and zinc (11 percent DV each), and no other micronutrients in significant amounts (table).

In persons with normal or high blood cholesterol levels, a daily consumption of at least 3 grammes of oat beta-glucan reduces total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by 5–10%, according to a 2014 review.

Beta-glucan reduces cholesterol by blocking cholesterol synthesis; nevertheless, those with higher total and LDL cholesterol in their blood had a larger reduction in cholesterol. The Food and Drug Administration in the United States issued a final ruling in 2015 allowing food companies to make health claims on food labels for products containing soluble fibre from whole oats (oat bran, oat flour, and rolled oats), noting that 3.0 grammes of soluble fibre daily from these foods may reduce the risk of heart disease. The product containing the oats must deliver at least 0.75 grams of soluble fibre per serving to qualify for the health claim.

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