Millet

Millet

Seasons International Pvt. Ltd. is one of the No.1 quality Millet supplier and exporter from India in bulk quantity throughout the world.

Millets are coarse grains and a repository of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They include jowar (sorghum), ragi , korra (foxtail millet), arke (kodo), sama (little), bajra (pearl), chena/barr (proso millet) and sanwa (barnyard millet).

Specifications:

  • Botanical Name

    Pennisetum Glaucum

  • Common Names

    Pearl Millet, Bulrush Millet, Bajra, Bajri, Sindhi

  • Purity

    99%, 98%

  • Moisture

    Max. 14%

  • Cleaning

    Machine Clean

  • Non GMO

  • Origin

    India

Here are its Uses and Benefits:

Millet, a group of small-seeded grasses, is a highly nutritious and versatile crop that has been cultivated for thousands of years, particularly in Africa and Asia. They are valued for their resilience to drought and poor soil conditions, making them an important staple food for many communities around the world.

Finger millet is nutritionally rich in terms of minerals, proteins and digestible fibres as compared to corn (maize) and hence could be fed to dairy cattle as a supplement to corn. The crop is also a good choice for making hay or silage — preserved form of green fodder.

Uses:

1. Livestock Feed: Its grains are an important source of feed for livestock, including poultry, cattle, pigs, and sheep. Its straw and stalks can also be used as fodder or bedding material for animals. Feeds based its formulations provide essential nutrients, energy, and fiber to support animal growth, reproduction, and milk or meat production.

2. Brewing and Distilling: Some varieties of millet, such as pearl millet and finger millet, are used in brewing and distilling processes to produce alcoholic beverages. Beers and spirits based on  it are popular in certain regions of Africa and Asia, where they are consumed for their unique flavors and cultural significance.

3. Industrial Applications: Its straw and stalks can be used in various industrial processes, including papermaking, biofuel production, and construction materials. Millet-based bioplastics and biodegradable packaging materials are also being explored as sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.

Benefits:

1. Nutritional Value: It is a highly nutritious grain, rich in carbohydrates, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is particularly high in magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and B vitamins such as niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin. Consuming it as part of a balanced diet can help meet daily nutrient requirements and promote overall health and well-being.

2. Gluten-Free: It  is naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent alternative grain for individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities. Millet-based products provide a safe and nutritious option for those following a gluten-free diet.

3. Digestive Health: It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which promotes digestive regularity, prevents constipation, and supports a healthy gut microbiota. Fiber-rich foods like this can help maintain a healthy weight, regulate blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of gastrointestinal disorders such as diverticulosis and colon cancer.

4. Weight Management: It is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food that provides long-lasting energy and promotes satiety. Its high fiber and protein content help control appetite, reduce cravings, and support weight management goals by keeping you feeling full and satisfied for longer periods.

5. Antioxidant Properties: It contains antioxidants such as phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and tocopherols, which help neutralize free radicals, reduce oxidative stress, and protect cells from damage. Regular consumption of it may help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disorders.

In summary, it is a highly nutritious and versatile grain with numerous culinary uses and health benefits. Whether consumed as a staple food, animal feed, or ingredient in brewing and industrial processes, it offers valuable nutrition, flavor, and sustainability for communities around the world.

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