What are Millets?
Millets are called Siridhanya in Kannada and are one of the oldest known foods for humans. Millets are Ancient Grains. Mankind has known their nutrition value for centuries. They are naturally gluten – free. Low on carbs and high on fiber. They get digested slowly giving sustained energy. Millets are ideal for diabetics looking for an alternative grain to rice. They also help increase the bio-availability of minerals and have strong antioxidant properties. Regular consumption helps in decreasing triglycerides and C-reactive protein.
Benefits of Millets?
For humans, they release Glucose slowly into the blood stream as against highly processed Rice & wheat which release it very quickly.Millets are highly nutritious and rich in calcium, protein, fiber and the list goes on. They are gluten free unlike rice and wheat.
- Prevent diabetes
- Healthy heart
- Prevent cancer
- Anti-ageing properties
- Balance cholesterol level
- Strengthen bones
- Assist digestion
Types Of Millets
Grains are classified as Positive, Neutral and Negative. And the Millet range of grains constitute as Positive and Neutral grains.
Among the Positive Millet Grains, which have dietary fibre from 8 % to 12.5 % are
|Brown Top Millet||Korale|
Wheareas Neutral Millet Grains, having a little lesser fibre and other nutrients
|Great Millet (Sorghum)||Jowar||Bili jola||Jolam||Jonna|