Siridhanya -- miracle grains
Millets are classified as Positive and Neutral grains. Among the Positive Millet Grains, which have dietary fibre from 8 % to 12.5 % are Foxtail (Navane), Barnyard (Oodalu), Araka (Kodo), Little (Samai) and Brown Top. Whereas Pearl (Sajje), Finger (Ragi), Proso (Baragu), Great Millet (White Jowar) and Corn classified as neutral grains, having a little lesser fibre and other nutrients. The millet foods are considered as miracle grains, that’s why we call them “Siri Dhanya” millets.
Millets have been around since ancient times, with records of it found extending back to 2000 BC, with millet grains being discovered at archaeological sites in present day China, India, Europe and Africa.
history of Millets
Millets are classified as major millets and minor millets. Pearl, Finger, Foxtail, Proso, Sorghum are major millets. Little, Kodo, Baryard are minor millets.
Consuming millets on a daily basis, has innumerable health benefits, such as aiding in weight loss, improving skin, decrease high blood pressure, helps slowing muscle degeneration, provides antioxidants
Millets are excellent for babies. They are gluten-free, versatile, least allergenic and easy for digestion. As one of the best protein sources, and rich in vitamins and minerals, its makes excellent baby food.