Millets are a group of small-seeded grasses that are grown in semi-dry areas of Asia and Africa. The crop can withstand high temperatures and dry conditions and is favored due to its short growing season. Regular consumption of whole grains and millet can help you lose weight, as they have a high contact us of fiber and other bioactive compounds.
Wheat and rice may be among the most popular grains, but millets such as sorghum (jowar), pearl millet (bajra), millet tail fox (kangni), finger millet (ragi), barnyard millet, Millet Kodo, small millet, Proso Millet are among the healthiest millet grains available.
Finger Millet Nachani / mundua
Kodo Millet Koden / Kodra
Millet Cola de Zorra Kangni / Rala
Small millet kutki
Barnyard Millet Jhangora
Pearl millet bajra
Whole millet and millet flours are natural sources without gluten and an excellent alternative to rice and wheat. India is one of the largest producers of millet that has 11 million tons each year, followed by Africa and China. Let us know a little more about the types of millet that are grown in India. In the first part of our series on millet, we will discuss the benefits of sorghum, popularly known as jowar.
The grain of sorghum and its flour is an excellent product without gluten and can be used as a substitute for wheat. The flour contains a smooth texture and a mildly sweet flavor and helps you lose weight. It is also a great source of protein. 3/4 of a cup of sorghum provides 8 grams of protein. Below are other benefits of sorghum:
• To lose weight: it helps to lose weight since it has a high fiber content, which helps the regular bowel movement when expelling toxins from the body.
• Control diabetes: it reduces the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream, which helps to avoid overeating. It helps regulate your blood sugar levels.
• Combat inflammation: it has a high content of antioxidants that are known to fight inflammation and is considered one of the main causes of all metabolic diseases.
• Rich in micronutrients: contains zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, calcium, selenium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin E, fatty acids and amino acids.
Sorghum for diet
In the form of flour, it can be used to make chapattis, pieces of bread, pancakes, waffles, cookies, etc. It can also be used as a thickening agent for sauce and sauces. You can also consume it in the form of cereals.
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