Types of millets

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Types of millets

Types of millets

& nutrient value

& nutrient value

& nutrient value

Millet is a type of cereal that is a part of the grass family. This small round whole grain is grown in Asia and Africa. Just like brown rice and quinoa.

what are millets?

RAGI / Finger millet

Contains high amounts of calcium, proteins along with vitamin A, vitamin B and phosphorous. Its high fibre content prevents constipation, high blood pressure and intestinal cancer

BAJRA / Pearl millet

Critically important for food and nutritional security as it has several advantages while growing such as drought tolerance, minimal input requirement etc

PROSO Millet / Cheena

It has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and also reduce the risk of heart diseases. It also prevents breast cancer among other diseases

KODO Millet

Regular consumption of Kodo millet is beneficial for postmenopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels

sorghum / Jowar

One of the most energy efficient crops in the use of solar energy and water to produce food and biomass

foxtail millet / Kakun / Kangni

Rich in dietary fibre, minerals, micronutrients, protein, and has low glycemic index (GI)

BARNYARD millet / Sanwa / Jhangora

Good source of protein, highly digestible and excellent source of dietary fibre. Contains more micronutrients (iron and zinc) than other major cereals.

little millet

Improves glucose metabolism their low carbohydrate content, slow digestibility and low water-soluble gum content