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Healthy Millets

  • sorghum
  • proso millet
  • foxtail millet
  • finger millet
  • pearl millet

Sorghum - Jowar/Jola

Sorghum is a genus of plants in the grass family. Seventeen of the twenty-five species are native to Australia, with the range of some extending to Africa, Asia, Mesoamerica, and certain islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One species is grown for grain, while many others are used as fodder plants, either intentionally cultivated or allowed to grow naturally, in pasture lands.

Proso millet - Baragu/Chena

Beneficial in anti-ageing: Proso millet has high anti-oxidant content. Anti-oxidants are substances which remove free radicals from your body. Free radicals are produced in virtually every process in the body. These molecules damage the cells and fatigue them causing them to age.

Foxtail millet - Navane

Fox millets are high in calories, giving strength and energy for farmers to work actively in fields. Thinai is a vegan food and also gluten free cereal. Thinai is rich in proteins, and low in fat. Thinai has good amount of fiber content, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates.

Finger millet - Ragi

Finger Millet, also known as Ragi, is cultivated in drier parts of the world-mainly in Asia and Africa. Ragi has a distinct taste and is widely used in Southern Indian and Ethiopian dishes. Ragi is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals.

Pearl millet - Bajra/Sajje

Pearl millet is very powerful in controlling diabetes. Because of its high fiber content, it tends to digest slowly and release glucose at a slower rate as compared to other foods. This helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels for a long period of time.

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