Millets nutrition values

 Millets

The history of millets is around 10 thousand years ago in Asia specially in Bharat but now these are mostly identified as Birds food although now generation started showing interest on millets

Millets are the grains or simply called as Siridhanya. These are small seeded hard and have good source of nutrients such as magnesium, copper, phosphorous and manganese and highly rich in proteins, vitamins and fiber. Now a days paddy and wheat are replacing by these millets.

Caring and giving importance to the health is the major living issue now a days so many people always finding the way to get healthier life and the millets are the good food recipes

Various types of millets

 

  1. Sorghum (Jowar),
  2. Pearl Millet (Bajra),
  3. Finger Millet (Ragi, Nachni)
  4. Kodo Millet (Paspalum setaceum),
  5. Proso Millet (Penicum miliaceum),
  6. Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica),
  7. Little Millet (Panicum sumatrense) and
  8. Barnyard Millet (Echinochlo autilis).

Millets nutrition values per 100 gms given in the table:

Crop / Nutrient Protein(g) Fat (g) Fiber

(g)

Minerals(g) Calcium(mg) Iron

(mg)

Calories (kcal)
Pearl millet 10.6 4.8 1.3 2.3 38 16.9 378
Finger millet 7.3 1.5 3.6 2.7 344 3.9 336
Foxtail millet 12.3 4 8 3.3 31 2.8 473
Kodo millet 8.3 3.6 9 2.6 27 0.5 309
Little millet 7.7 5.2 7.6 1.5 17 9.3 207
Barnyard millet 11.2 3.9 10.1 4.4 11 15.2 342
Sorghum millet 10.4 3.1 2 1.6 25 5.4 329
Proso millet 12.5 2.9 2.2 1.9 14 0.8 356
Rice 6.8 2.7 0.2 0.6 10 0.7 362
Wheat 11.8 2 1.2 1.5 41 5.3 348

 

There are so many recipes by using millets following link will give so many variety

http://www.padhuskitchen.com/p/millet-recipes.html

 

Dr Khader is a Homoeopath, and a researcher who has been touring rural areas propagating the message on millets for the past 10 years. He used to tell if you eat Raagi 6 months continuously one can cure the Diabetes also.

Some of his videos about millets and food

 

Dr Khadar speach on Millets in Telugu language

 

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