Millet Grain Anatomy

MILLET GRAIN ANATOMY

ThereĀ  are three main parts in the millet grain:
1.Bran
2.Germ
3.Endosperm

Bran:

It contains important minerals, vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. It protects the kernel from pests, diseases, water, and sunlight. It is the multi-layered outer skin of the kernel.
So, while processing millets utmost care should be taken to keep the bran layer intact. Completely removing the bran will result in the deterioration of nutrients.

Germ:

It contains vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and unsaturated fats. It will sprout into a new plant when fertilized by the pollen.

Endosperm:

It provides food and energy to the new plant when it is young. It contains starchy carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

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