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 8 types of Millets grown in India:
1. Pearl Millet (Bajra) 2. Finger Millet(Ragi) 3. Italian Millet(Foxtail Millet) 4. Great Millet(Sorghum/Jowar) 5. Little Millet(Suan/Samai) 6. Proso Millet(Panivaragu) 7. Kodo Millet(Varagu) 8. Barnyard Millet(Sanwa)

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