Pearl Millet

  • Pearl Millet, commonly known as bajra is a profoundly nutritious and easy to digest cereal grain. Pearl millet is the most widely grown type of millet. It has been grown in Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times.
  • Pearl millet is gaining importance as a climate-resilient and health-promoting nutritious crop. Being non-glutinous makes it a healthy option for people with a gluten allergy and celiac disease.
  • They are power-packed with carbohydrates, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and multiple vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin, beta carotene, and minerals like iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.

Health Benefits of Pearl Millet

  • Pearl Millets consumption can help in managing diabetes by regulating blood sugar levels.
  • Pearl Millets are rich source of phosphorus, which is important for bone and teeth health.
  • Pearl Millets consumption can help in reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
  • Pearl millet is rich in antioxidants that help in protecting the body against oxidative stress.
  • As a bonus, it is rich in essential vitamins, especially vitamin B6, potassium, and magnesium, making the grain good for the heart.
  • It is a gluten-free grain and superfood, which helps you lose weight.
  • Perfect for Celiac disease and gluten intolerance – patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can opt for a pearl millet-based diet as it is gluten-free and easily tolerated by everyone.
  • Nutritious baby food – Pearl millets are easily digested and well tolerated by little ones which makes them a mandatory ingredient for baby food preparations during the weaning period and even later on.
  • Reduces the risk of colon cancers – It makes the stomach pH alkaline, and thus reduces the risk of colon cancers.
  • A healthy choice of food for pregnant women and nursing mothers due to iron and folic acid content.
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