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Millets

Millets have been consumed by humans for approximately 7000 years and may have played a pivotal role in the rise of multi-crop agriculture and settled farming societies.Millets are indigenous to many parts of the world. They are a highly varied group of small-seeded grasses, grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.Millets have a greater prevalence than rice in prehistory, especially in northern China and Korea.  They formed an important part of the prehistoric diet in Indian, Chinese, and Korean societies.

The scientific name for millets is “Pennisetum glaucum”

The most cultivated millets in India are 

  • ragee, which is additionally called finger millets.Ragi within the northern side , Ragulu within the Telugu states.
  • Panicum miliceum : Proso millet is known as baragu in Kannada and panivaragu in Tamil.
  • cereal grass is understood as Bajra in Hindi, also referred to as sajjey in Kannada and Kambu in Tamil.
  • millet sorghum
  • Brown Top millet
  • Foxtail millet
  • Barnyard Millet
  • Kodo millet
  • Little Millet
  • 10.Fonio
  • Tefl

The importance of Pennisetum glaucum

Millets are rich in dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Prebiotics, which are insoluble fibers, support good bacteria in our digestive system. This type of fiber is important for adding bulk to stools, which helps keep them regular and reduces the risk of colon cancer.

Pennisetum glaucum (millet) health benefits

1.Maintain blood sugar levels

2.Improve Digestive Health

3.Protects heart

4.a fantastic source of

  •     Vitamin A
  •     Vitamin B
  •     Phosphorus                       
  •    Potassium
  •     Antioxidants
  •      Niacin
  •      Calcium 

Conclusion

Millets are a good source of protein, fiber, key vitamins, and minerals. In this busy world, those who are health-conscious need to glance at the benefits of millet and act accordingly. Instead of relying on medicines and non-organic foods,

Good advice to save your health.