Awareness and consumption of small millets
Ch. Hemamalini, Susan Sam and TSSK Patro
Millets are one of the underutilized groups of cereal grains. The millet is highly nutritious and contains important amino acids and also has several health benefits such as anti-diabetic, anti-tumerogenic and atherosclerogenic effect. Millets are considered as rich source of energy, carbohydrate and protein and are comparable to other cereals but have more fat, calcium, iron, dietary fibre and Vitamin E content. Researches have reported that the presence of dietary fibre and phenolic compounds help in the prevention of many diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cataractogenesis. In spite of all these aspects consumption of millets has decreased from last two to three decades.
How to cite this article:
Ch. Hemamalini, Susan Sam and TSSK Patro. Awareness and consumption of small millets. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 34-37.