Millets grains based on Shape, Size and Colour

Introduction:
Millets are small seeded grains with varied shape, size and colour. To differentiate them is little difficult. In the beginning of my days I was confused but when went deep into it, it became easy. So thought of sharing with you with a video.

Generally, Millets are categorised into two major groups. One is the major millet( sorghum and pearl millet) and rest are minor millets. Kodo and barnyard millet contains multiple seed coat.

Details:

1. Barnyard Millet- Shape-Concave,oval Colour- Sraw white,Grey,Little Grey to Dull white. 2. Ragi - Finger Millet grains are 1-2 mm in diameter, with colour varying from brown to dark brown in colour. 3. Sorghum- The seeds vary widely among different types of colour, shape and size. The grains of sorghum is classed according to pericarp colur(white, yellow, or red) 4. Pearl Millet: With ovoid grains of 3-4 mm length which can be nearly white, pale yellow, brown, grey, slate blue or purple colour. The 100 seed weight can be from 2.5 to 14 gram with mean to 8 gm. 5. Foxtail Millet(Italian Millet, German Millet, Hungarian Millet) - Grains are about 2mm in length and the glumes can be red, black, white, yellow in colour. 6. Kodo Millet: Grain shape are elliptical to oval shape and its colour vary from blakish brown to dark brown in colour. 7. Browntop Millet: Seeds are ellipsoid to tan in colour. 8. Little Millet: Grain shape is elliptical to oval shape and its colour vary from grey to straw white. 9. Proso Millet: Grains varies in colour from white cream golden yellow, brown & straw white in colour. The grains are spherical to oval in shape, about 3mm long & 2mm diameter. The 100 kernel weight about 7.1g.


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