May 24, 2019
Pearl Millet is known as Bajra in india and india is the largest producer of pearl millet, and Rajasthan is the highest producing state. It is one of the common millet available in india. Sadly, like all the other millet recipes, this gruel is also segregated as poor man’s diet. But as I mentioned in the neeragaram post, the traditional and millet recipes are slowly reviving back. Just look at the nutrition information (Source Wiki) of Pearl Millet, especially the protein content. Why not incorporate it into our daily menu?
Protein(g) – 10.6Fiber(g) – 1.3Minerals(g) – 2.3Iron(mg) – 16.9Calcium(mg) – 38
The niacin in these millets helps to reduce cholesterol and magnesium helps to lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.The high fiber content helps in keeping the glucose level normal.It helps in weight loss and also helps to cure stomach ulcers and gallbladder stones.
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