Pearl Millet

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) (BAJRA) is the most widely grown type of millet. It has been grown in Africa and the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times. Pearl millet is a summer annual crop well-suited for double cropping and rotations. India is the largest producer of pearl millet and Rajasthan is the highest-producing state in India.

Pearl millets, earlier known as ‘bird food’, come in several delicious flavours. What is unique about this cereal is that it may be as creamy as mashed potatoes or as fluffy as rice. Apart from offering excellent taste, these millets contain essential mineral and nutrients, which provide the body with a variety of advantages.

We supply Non-GMO Finger Millet

Country of Origin India
Harvest Period April & October
Color Pearl
Packaging 10kg, 12.5 kg, 15kg, 25lbs, 50lbs, 25 kg in paper/poly bags
Labeling As per buyer’s instruction.
Shelf Life 1 year from production date.
GMO Status Not genetically modified.
Specification Detail specification will be provided upon request.

Uses

To add a crunchy texture and to bring variety to the baked foods, dry millet flour is added to biscuits and breads. Traditionally, it is used as porridge or in the gruel form. Bakery products like cakes, muffins, cookies and biscuits are enhanced with Pearl millet flour.

Sprouted pearl millet can be used in salads and sandwiches.

Benefits

Millets are a great source of starch, making it a high-energy food. It is also an excellent source of protein and fiber. It is said that the amino acids in the pearl millet are more easily digestible than the ones found in wheat.

Due to essential nutrients such as methionine (an amino acid), B complex vitamins (niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin), folic acid, lecithin, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc, millets are very effective in several roles. Niacin reduces cholesterol while magnesium is essential for maintaining good heart health, as it lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.

Phosphorus, found in pearl millets, is a significant component of several necessary compounds including adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This element is also a crucial component of nucleic acids, which are the building blocks of the genetic code. Phosphorus is a constituent of lipid-containing structures such as cell membranes and nervous system structures.

Consumption of pearl millets helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Being a good source of magnesium, millets act as a cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions.