Choose a Millet every day!


For healthy and responsible eating, choose a Millet every day!

Here is an interesting fact!

Millets are cereals that were the most consumed and were an essential part of Indian, Korean, and Chinese diets.

In general, Millets do not require good soil or abundant water to grow and that is why they are a major source of protein and energy for thousands of people who reside in barren regions. With Millet, various delicious dishes can be made and these are easily digestible. Millets are a great source of dietary fiber which increases insulin sensitivity, lowers blood glucose levels, corrects nutritional deficiencies, stimulates intestinal motility, regulates sleep, and also improves lactation. Fibre speeds up the digestion process and also gives a sense of ‘feeling full’ so we don't feel hungry often.

Different types of Millet are

Pearl Millet, Foxtail Millet, Little Millet, Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet, Sorghum, Finger Millet, etc.

Pearl Millet

Pearl Millet is grown & consumed largely in the Indian & African continents. This phosphorous-rich millet helps cells store energy and various other vital nutrients. It is most often cooked in winter. A traditional dish made from pearl millet is KAMBAN KOOZH (Porridge) which is consumed across India.

Finger Millet/ Ragi

This well-known anti-diabetic grain is rich in calcium and is grown extensively in dry areas. It contains a high source of fiber that helps in relieving constipation, and in cholesterol control. The antioxidants help in protecting against intestinal cancer.

A traditional finger millet recipe is the famous Ragi muddle/ Ragi balls/ Ragi malt which is the staple food in Karnataka, South India.

Foxtail Millet

This Millet is known to have originated in Northern China, where it was considered the best healing food for postpartum and facilitates digestion. Being one of the oldest cultivated Millet it is a popular food that is rich in mineral and iron content.

Some traditional foxtail millet dishes include- Idli, Payasam, and Biriyani

Sorghum/ Jowar Millet

This Millet is widely cultivated across many states In India. It is rich in calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, and potassium.

Traditional jowar preparations include Rotis and Porridge.

To consume a balanced diet on a daily basis, include a Millet of your choice.

Always remember, WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH IS GOOD FOR THE SOIL TOO. Happy & healthy eating!