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.