About Pearly Millet
- Pearl millet is the most widely grown type of millet.
- It has been grown in Africa and the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times.
- The center of diversity, and suggested area of domestication, for the crop is in the Sahel zone of West Africa.
- Pearl Millet, commonly known as bajra is a profoundly nutritious and easy to digest cereal grain.
- Being non-glutinous makes it a healthy option for people with a gluten allergy and celiac disease.
- They are power-packed with carbohydrates, essential amino acids, antioxidants, multiple vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin, beta carotene, and minerals like iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
- Good for diabetic diet. Pearl millets contain carbohydrates that are digested slowly and maintain a stable glucose level for a long period. This makes them a healthy food option for diabetics.
- Beneficial for heart health. Rich in dietary fibres and cholesterol-lowering properties of these grains are good for heart patients.
- Perfect for Celiac disease and gluten intolerance patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can opt for a pearl millet-based diet as it is gluten-free and easily tolerated by everyone
- Therapeutic for people with frequent acidity and stomach ulcers. Pearl millets are one of the few foods which reduce the acidity of the stomach thereby limiting ulcer formation and discomfort due to frequent bouts of acidity.
- Prevents Constipation- Benefits of bajra include promoting good gut health. In simpler terms, consuming the pearl millets will make sure you keep constipation at a distance. The reason behind this is the presence of insoluble fibre in bajra.