Types of Millets grown in India


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) :

Pearl Millet
Pearl Millet Plant and Grains

2. Finger Millet(Ragi) :

Finger Millet
Finger Millet Panicle and Grains

3. Foxtail Millet(Italian Millet) :

Foxtail Millet
Foxtail Millet Panicle and Dehulled Grains

4. Sorghum (Jowar) :

Sorghum Plant and Grains


5. Little Millet(Suan/Samai) :

Little Millet
Little Millet Plant and its Dehulled Grains

6. Proso Millet(Panivaragu) :

Proso Millet
Proso Millet Plant and its dehulled Grains

7. Kodo Millet(Varagu) :

Kodo Millet
Kodo Millet and its Dehulled Grains

8. Barnyard Millet(Sanwa):

Barnyard Millet
Barnyard Millet Panicles and its Grains

9. Browntop Millet (Korale):

Browntop Millet
Browntop Millet Plant and its Grains



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