Millets can aid weight loss

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Did you know Millets can aid weight loss, be utilized as a food for diabetics and are great source of protein? It is also an excellent food for your digestive health as it is alkaline & easy to digest.millets

Other variety of millets at a glance..

Foxtail millet

  • Foxtail millet is rich in fiber & minerals.
  • It is used in the treatment of dyspepsia, poor digestions.
  • The protein in foxtail millet is rich in amino acid.

FACT: Did you know Foxtail millet have a long shelve life and can be stored safely up to 5 years.


Proso millet

  • Proso millet is an excellent energy source.
  • Protein quality in foxtail millet is better than the other millets.
  • The level of the essential amino acid lysine in proso millet is comparable to that in rice or wheat.
  • It contains a relatively higher proportion of unavailable carbohydrate.
  • The release of sugars from millet based diets is slow hence it could be best utilised in developing special foods for diabetics.

FACT: Lysine is an indispensable amino acid essential for protein synthesis.

Barnyard millets

  • Barnyard millets are rich in protein and iron.
  • They are very high in fibre.
  • Protein digestibility in barnyard millet is very good.
  • It is a very good source of energy which is low on calories.

About the author

Dr. J C Rana is a Scientist currently the heading the Division of Germplasm Evaluation, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. He has received several awards & honours few of which are:
Fellow Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding
Fellow Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources

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