Different Kinds of Millets

PEARL  MILLETS

Pearl millet known as Kambu in Tamil,Bajra in Hindi,Sajje in Kannada,Sajjalu in Telugu & Kambam in Malayalam is a miracle millet which has iron that is 8 times of rice.It is very rich in Calcium,Protein,Iron & Magnesium.It helps to reduce the bad cholestral level in our body. Its a great body coolant.Its consumed as porridge during summer.It helps to improve the digestion power & heals stomach ulcers too.It helps to improve bowel movements & prevents constipation.It makes our body strong.It helps to increase the secretion of milk for lactating mothers !

Nutrition Information Per 100gm

Serving Size The serving size, in terms of the number of volume or mass
Calories 378kcal for 100gm
Minerals (grams) 2.3
Iron(mg) 16.9
Calcium (mg) 38
Protein (grams) 10.6
Fiber (grams) 1.3

FOXTAIL MILLETS

Foxtail millet  known as thinai in Tamil,Kangni/Rala in Hindi,Navane in Kannada,Korra in telugu & thina in Malayalam is first of millet varities that was used in ancient days.Foxtail millet is high in carbohydrates.It is rich in dietry fiber and minerals such as copper & iron.It helps us to keep our body strong & immune.It helps to control blood sugar & cholesteral levels

Nutrition Information for 100gm

Serving Size The serving size, in terms of the number of volume or mass
Calories  286
Iron (mg) 2.8
Calcium(mg) 31
Fat (grams) 2.2
Carbohydrates(grams) 86
Protein (grams) 12.5
Fiber (grams) 2.2
Minerals (grams) 2.7

FINGER MILLETS / RAGI

Finger millet popularly known as Ragi in Kannada,Keppai in tamil,Ragula in Telugu & panji pullu in Malayalam,Nachani/mandua in Hindi is a well known millet & consumed widely by the people all over the world.Ragi has the highest mineral & calcium content when compared to all whole grains & minerals.It is called as wonder grain.It is a powerhouse of protein & amino acids.It helps to reduce the heat of the body.It also helps to heal ulcers & anemia.Its a great replacement for rice & wheat especially for diabetic patients.

Nutrition Information for 100gm

Serving Size The serving size, in terms of the number of volume or mass
Iron (mg) 3.9
Calcium(mg) 344
Fat (grams) 8.4g
Carbohydrates 71g
Protein (grams) 7.3
Fiber (grams) 3.6
Minerals (grams) 2.7

KODO MILLETS

Kodo millet known as varagu in Tamil,Harka in Kannada,Koovaragu in Malayalam,Kodra in Hindi & Arikelu in Telugu.Its basically a digestion friendly millet.It is rich in phytochemicals,Phytate that helps in reduction of cancer risks.It helps to reduce the body weight which is most needed for obese people.It helps to overcome irregular period problems in women.It helps to reduce knee & joint pains.Also it is good for diabetic people .It reduces nervous disorders especially in eyes.

Nutrition Information for 100gm

Serving Size The serving size, in terms of the number of volume or mass
Calories  309
Iron (mg) 0.8
Calcium(mg) 14
Fat (grams) 2.2
Carbohydrates 86
Protein (grams) 12.5
Fiber (grams) 2.2
Minerals (grams) 1.9

BARNYARD MILLETS

Barnyard millet known as kuthiravali in Tamil,Oodalu in Kannada,odalu in Telugu,Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam which has 6 times high fiber content when compared with wheat.Its a gluten free millet with high calcium,phosporous & fiber.It is high in carbohydates & fat too.It helps to maintain the body temperature.It acts as a good anti oxidant too.

Serving Size The serving size, in terms of the number of volume or mass
Calories 309
Fat (grams) 2.2
Iron (mg) 0.8
Calcium (milligrams) 14
Minerals(grams) 1.9
Carbohydrate (grams) 86
Protein (grams) 12.5
Fiber (grams) 2.2

LITTLE MILLETS

Little millet known as saamai in Tamil,Kutki in Hindi,saame in Kannada,Sama in Telugu & chama in Malayalam is a wonderful millet which is suitable for people of all age groups.It helps to prevent constipation & heals all the problems related to stomach.It improves the semen counts of men.It also helps for women with irregular periods problems.Its high fiber helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body.

Serving Size The serving size, in terms of the number of volume or mass
Calories 207
Minerals(grams) 1.5
Carbohydrate (grams) 65
Protein (grams) 7.7
Fiber (grams) 7.6
Iron(mg)
Calcium(mg)
9.3
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