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Pearl Millet (Bajra)

Pearl Millets (Pennisetum Glaucum)

There’s Great News for all you Gluten Intolerant People! If you are looking for alternatives, then don’t forget to incorporate the Pearl Millets (Pennisetum Glaucum) in regular diet. The most widely grown Millet, the Pearl Millets, is known for its Culinary uses as well as Health Benefits.

It is cultivated in countries of Africa and the Indian subcontinent since Pre-historic times. Pearl Millets, earlier known as ‘bird food’, come in Several Delicious flavors.

What is unique about this cereal is that it may be as Creamy as Mashed Potatoes or as Fluffy as Rice. Apart from offering Excellent Taste, these Millets contain Essential Mineral and Nutrients, which provide the body with a variety of advantages.

Names in Other Languages:

1. Grano (Spanish),

2. Type de graine (French),

3. Bajra (Hindi),

4. Kamboo (Tamil & Malayalam

), 5. Sajjalu (Telugu),

6. Bajri (Marathi, Gujarati),

7. Bajra (Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi & Urdu)

Health Benefits

1. Millets are a Rich Source of Starch, making it a high-energy food. It is also an excellent source of Protein and Fiber. It is said that the Amino Acids in the Pearl Millets are more easily Digestible than the ones found in wheat.

2. Due to essential nutrients such as Methionine (an amino acid), Vitamin B Complex (Niacin, Thiamin, and Riboflavin), Folic acid, Lecithin, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc, Millets are very effective in several roles. Niacin reduces Cholesterol while Magnesium is essential for maintaining good Heart health, as it Lowers Blood Pressure and Reduces the Risk of Heart attacks.

3. Pearl Millets are a Rich with Phosphorus, which plays an important part in the structure of body Cells. Phosphorus, found in Pearl Millets, is a significant component of several necessary compounds including Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This element is also a crucial component of Nucleic Acids, which are the building blocks of the genetic code. Phosphorus is a constituent of lipid-containing structures such as Cell Membranes and nervous system structures.

4. Recent studies have proven that regular consumption of Pearl Millets help in preventing Gallstones in Women. They contain Insoluble Fibers which not only speed up intestinal transit time but also reduce the secretion of Bile Acids. Pearl Millets are known to increase Insulin sensitivity and Lower the level of Triglycerides.

5. Regular intake of Millets provides protection against Breast Cancer in pre-menopausal women. Apart from that, it has also shown a considerable reduction in the occurrence of wheezing and asthma in children.

6. Millets contain an essential Phytonutrient, Lignin, which is very beneficial for the human body. With the help of natural flora, lignin gets converted to mammalian linens and they fight against hormone-dependent cancers and reduce the risk of cardiac arrests.

7. Consumption of Pearl Millets helps in minimizing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Being a good source of magnesium, Millets act as a cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions.

How many calories in Pearl Millets (per 100 gm)

Pearl Millets has about 378 calories per 100 gm of weight. How to Buy Pearl Millets

• Pearl Millets are available in hulled and whole-grain forms. It is commonly found in pre-packaged and bulk containers in the grain section of supermarkets.

• While purchasing them in bulk, check that the bins are covered and the store has a good product turnover. This is done to ensure maximum freshness.

• Check for any signs of moisture while purchasing Millets.

Storage Tips

• When stored in an Airtight or Vacuum Pack Container in a Cool, Dry and Dark Place, Pearl Millets can be kept for several months.

Fun Facts about Millet

• Many sources say that Millet was a staple of the Sumerians and was grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

• Millet is often used as a filler for bean bags – they’re not filled with beans!

• Millet matures in about 65 days, quicker than many grains.

• Proso Millet has the lowest water requirement of any grain crop, while finger Millet grows best in damp conditions.

• Finger Millet is widely enjoyed as a popped snack in India.