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Health benefits of Millets

Millets are anti acidic
Millets are gluten free
Millets detoxify body
Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol
Prevents breast cancer
Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes
Effective in reducing blood pressure
Helps to protect against heart diseases
Aids in treating respiratory conditions such as asthma
Helps to optimize kidney, liver and immune system health
Reduces risk of gastrointestinal conditions like gastric ulcers or colon cancer
Eliminates problems like constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping
Millet acts as a prebiotic feeding microflora in your inner ecosystem

Common name of Millets in Indian Languages

Sorghum
Marathi : Jwari
Oriya : Juara
Punjabi : Jowar
Tamil : Cholam
Telugu : Jonna
sorghum
English: Sorghum
Bengali : Jowar
Gujarati : Jowari, Juar
Hindi : Jowari, Juar
Kannada : Jola
Pearl Millet
English :Pearl Millet
Bengali : Bajra
Gujarati : Bajri
Hindi : Bajra
Kannada : Sajje
pearl millet
Marathi : Bajri
Oriya : Bajra
Punjabi : Bajra
Tamil : Kambu
Telugu : Sajja
Finger
English : Finger Millet
Bengali : Marwa
Gujarati : Nagli, Bavto
Hindi : Ragi, Mandika,
Marwah
Kannada : Ragi
Finger millet
Marathi : Nagli, Nachni
Oriya : Mandia
Punjabi : Mandhuka, Mandhal
Tamil : Keppai, Ragi, Kelvaragu
Telugu : Ragi Chodi
Foxtail
English : Foxtail Millet
Bengali : Kaon
Gujarati : Kang
Hindi : Kakum
Kannada : Navane
foxtail
Marathi : Kang, Rala
Oriya : Kanghu, Kangam,
Kora
Punjabi : Kangni
Tamil : Tenai
Telugu : Korra

Barnyard
English : Barnyard Millet
Bengali : Shyama
Gujarati : ....
Hindi : Sanwa
Kannada : Oodalu
barnyard
Marathi : ...
Oriya : Khira
Punjabi : Swank
Tamil : Kuthiraivolly
Telugu : Udalu, Kodisama
Kodo
English : Kodo Millet
Bengali : Kodo
Gujarati : Kodra
Hindi : Kodon
Kannada : Harka
kodo millet
Marathi : Kodra
Oriya : Kodua
Punjabi : Kodra
Tamil : Varagu
Telugu : Arikelu, Arika

Little Millet

English : Little Millet
Bengali : Sama
Gujarati : Gajro; Kuri
Hindi : Kutki, Shavan
Kannada : Same, Save

little millet
Marathi : Sava, Halvi, vari
Oriya : Suan
Punjabi : Swank
Tamil : Samai
Telugu : Samalu
proso
English : Proso Millet
Bengali : Cheena
Gujarati : Cheno
Hindi : Chena; Barri
Kannada : Baragu
proso millet
Marathi : Vari
Oriya : China Bachari bagmu
Punjabi : Cheena
Tamil : Pani varagu
Telugu : Variga

Nutritional benefits of Millets (for 100g of each millet)

  Protein (g)  Fiber (g)  Minerals (g)  Iron (mg)  Calcium (mg) 
Sorghum  10 4 1.6 2.6 54
Pearl millet   10.6 1.3 2.3 16.9 38
Finger millet   7.3 3.6 2.7 3.9 344
Foxtail millet  12.3 8 3.3 2.8 31
Proso millet  12.5 2.2 1.9 0.8 14
Kodo millet  8.3 9 2.6 0.5 27
Little millet  7.7 7.6 1.5 9.3 17
Barnyard millet  11.2 10.1 4.4 15.2 11
Teff  13 8 0.85 7.6 180
Fonio  11 11.3 5.31 84.8 18
Brown top millet 11.5 12.5 4.2 0.65 0.01

 

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