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    Health Benefits

    AN OVERVIEW ON MILLETS


    Millets are a set of highly variable small-seeded grass-like crops, grown world-wide as cereal crops or grains for animal fodder and human food.

    Of all the types of millets, which have gradually become the staple food of Dravidian (Southern part of India) population, Pearl millet is the most consumed alongside Finger millet, proso millet, little millet, kodo millet, Indian barnyard millet and foxtail millet. These all have remained the most commonly cultivated & consumed millet crops in India especially in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, even today.

    With the growing popularity and easy access to rice and wheat, millets lost their shine over the past 50 years. In fact, total area under millet cultivation today in India is currently less than 1/6th of what it used to be in the 1950s. This scenario is mostly attributed to Green Revolution in the 1960s which encouraged farmers to grow rice and wheat instead of native grains. Another cause is discrimination among class which promotes polished rice and refined flour as the food best fit for the rich and millets as the food for the poor. Thankfully, this is now changing as people understand the evil effects of polished grains and flour.


    HOW MILLETS CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE MAGICAL?


    Millets are nutrition-rich, non-glutinous and non-acid forming. They are soothing and easy to digest. Unlike rice, especially polished rice, millets release negligible percentage of glucose which over a longer period of time lowers the risk of diabetes.

    Millets are particularly high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Finger millet (Ragi) is the very rich in calcium, in fact 10 times to that of rice or wheat.

    Millets are ideal as daily diet foods. They can replace white rice in all your meals. You can start by mixing millets into rice and slowly shifting to one Millet meal a day. People who have tried millet meals have seen great results, especially in controlling weight and diabetes.



    FOXTAIL


    Foxtail Millet is high in Iron content and these millets are totally pest-free. Foxtail not only not need any fumigants, but act as anti pest agents to store delicate pulses such as green gram. They also control blood sugar and cholesterol levels & increase HDL cholesterol.


    Benefits

    • Controls blood sugar.
    • Decreases risk of cancer.
    • Gluten-free food.
    • Phosphorous-rich food.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 12.3g
    Carbohydrates 60.2g
    Fat 4.3g
    Minerals 4g
    Fiber 6.7g
    Calcium 31mg
    Phosphorous 290mg
    Iron 2.8mg
    Energy 351kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Sorghum Jowar Cholam Jonna Jola Jowar Jowari Jowari Juara


    Kodo


    Kodo Millets are rich in polyphenols which are great antioxidant compounds. They are also rich in fiber and low on fat. Kodo millets work well in inhibiting glycation and cross-linking of collagen, therefore they are best for controlling and preventing diabetes.

    Benefits

    • Good source of amino acids.
    • Gives instant energy.
    • Releases energy for a longer period.
    • Decreases Triglycerides.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 8.3g
    Carbohydrates 65.9g
    Fat 1.4g
    Minerals 2.6g
    Fiber 5.2g
    Calcium 35mg
    Phosphorous 188mg
    Iron 2.8mg
    Energy 351kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Kodo Milllet Kodon Varagu Arikelu Harka Kodo Kodra Kodra Kodua


    LITTLE


    Little Millets are small in size as compared to other millets. Just like the foxtail millet, little millet also is rich in Iron and is high in fiber like the Kodo with high antioxidant activity. It helps in controlling and preventing diabetes and stomach-related issues.

    Benefits

    • High in insoluble fiber..
    • Beneficial for nervous system..
    • Decreases the risk of cancer.
    • Rich source of essential minerals.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 7.7g
    Carbohydrates 67g
    Fat 4.7g
    Minerals 1.7g
    Fiber 7.6g
    Calcium 17mg
    Phosphorous 220mg
    Iron 9.3mg
    Energy 329kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Little Milllet Kutki Saamai Samalu Same Sama Sava Gajro Suan


    FINGER


    Finger Millet is very popular millet, especially in Southern India. It is rich in calcium, protein iron and other necessary minerals. Finger Millet is also popularly known as Ragi which stands out in good antioxidant activity in comparison with common Indian foods. Ragi also has a good number of Essential Amino Acids (EAA) which plays a vital role in better functioning of human body.

    Benefits

    • Good source of amino acids.
    • Helps is weight loss.
    • Increases bone strength.
    • Helps in body relaxation.
    • Treats and prevents Anemia.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 7.3g
    Carbohydrates 72g
    Fat 1.3g
    Minerals 2.7g
    Fiber 3.6g
    Calcium 344mg
    Phosphorous 283mg
    Iron 3.9mg
    Energy 336kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Finger Millet Ragi Keppai Ragi Ragi Marwa Nagli Nagli Mandia


    Proso


    Proso Millet is otherwise called as common millet, hog millet, broom corn, yellow hog, Hershey or white millet (Baltensperger, 1996). Proso millet is a warm-season grass crop capable of producing seed in between 60 to 100 days from plantation. Being a short-time crop, it has a low moisture requirement and is capable of producing food or feed in a better way as compared to other crops.


    Benefits

    • Reduces cholesterol.
    • Decreases risk of Cancer.
    • Rich source of Phosphorus.
    • Helps in preventing Gall stones.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 12.5g
    Carbohydrates 70.4g
    Fat 1.1g
    Minerals 1.9g
    Fiber 5.2g
    Calcium 8mg
    Phosphorous 206mg
    Iron 2.9mg
    Energy 354kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Proso Chena Pani Varagu Variga Baruga Chenna Vari Cheno Bhachari Bagmu


    Pearl


    Pearl Millet is the most widely grown millet type and India is the largest producer of pearl millet. It is a rich source of phosphorus, which plays an important role in structuring of body cells. Consumption of pearl millets helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Being a good source of magnesium, pearl millets act as a cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions


    Benefits

    • Prevents breast cancer.
    • Gluten free food.
    • Reduces risk of type2 diabetis.
    • Rich source of Vitamin B complex.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 11.8g
    Carbohydrates 67g
    Fat 4.8g
    Minerals 2.2g
    Fiber 2.3g
    Calcium 42mg
    Phosphorous -
    Iron 11mg
    Energy 363kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Pearl Millet Kambu Pani Varagu Sajja Sajje Bajra Bajri Bajri Bajra


    Sorghum


    Sorghum Millet is one of the ancient cereal grains, and grown mostly for its good fodder value. Sorghum has high nutritional value, with high levels of unsaturated fats, protein, fiber, and minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron. It is also high in calories and macro nutrients. Sorghum is also popularly known as jowar which has more antioxidants than blueberries and pomegranates. It is good at improving metabolism.


    Benefits

    • Rich in antioxidants.
    • Gluten-free food.
    • Reduces cardiac risks.
    • Rich source of calcium.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 10.4g
    Carbohydrates 70.7g
    Fat 3.1g
    Minerals 1.2g
    Fiber 2.0g
    Calcium 25mg
    Phosphorous 222mg
    Iron 5.4mg
    Energy 329kcal
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Sorghum Jowar Cholam Jonna Jola Jowar Jowari Jowari Juara


    BARNYARD


    Barnyard Millet is rich in fiber, phosphorous and calcium. Barnyard has low glycemic index and thus helps in controlling type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases.


    Benefits

    • Good for diabetic patients.
    • Helps accelerate weight loss.
    • Has lowest carbohydrate level.

    *Per every 100g.

    Protein 11.2g
    Carbohydrates -
    Fat -
    Minerals 4.4g
    Fiber 10.1g
    Calcium 11g
    Phosphorous -
    Iron 15.2g
    Energy -
    English Hindi Tamil Telugu Kannada Bengali Marathi Gujarathi Oriya
    Barnyard Millet Sanwa Kuthiravali Udalu Udalu Shyama - - Khira