Millets: Small seeded cereal grasses: coarse grains: Nutri cereals/ valuable food grains. First crops to be domesticated Suited for harsh environment Crops of Climate change: Next-generation Crops Nutritious food grains: Fiber, Protein, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin B Low glycemic index Contain Flavonoids: anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-carcinogenic & gastro-protective.
9 Types of Millets grown in India:
1. Pearl Millet (Bajra) :
2. Finger Millet(Ragi) :
3. Foxtail Millet(Italian Millet) :
4. Sorghum (Jowar) :
5. Little Millet(Suan/Samai) :
6. Proso Millet(Panivaragu) :
7. Kodo Millet(Varagu) :
8. Barnyard Millet(Sanwa):
9. Browntop Millet (Korale):
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