Millets are not new to India. They were a staple food in many parts of India but with the advent of high yielding varieties of rice and wheat, the millets got side-tracked. Thus its economical cultivation and nutritional benefits were overlooked. It's time we incorporated more of them in our diet and reaped great health benefits.
Millets are coarse grains like our Jowar, Bajra, Ragi, Sama, Korra and many more. Millet provides you with a good source of vegetarian protein. It's a good source of B vitamins, which aid in energy metabolism, enzyme activity, nervous system regulation and red blood cell production. Eating millet may help you to reduce the risk of developing degenerative diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis and blood sugar. Millets are gluten free. They are rich sources of minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. Ragi, Jowar, Bajrea & Quinoa are naturally loaded with iron & calcium.