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Pearl Millet(bajra)

Buy Pearl Millet commonly known as Bajra in India, rich in essential compounds like protein, fibre, phosphorous, magnesium and iron.

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Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is the most widely grown type of millet. Grown in the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times, it is generally accepted that pearl millet originated in Africa and was subsequently introduced into India. Pearl millet is well adapted to production systems characterized by drought, low soil fertility, and high temperature. It performs well in soils with high salinity or low pH. Because of its tolerance to difficult growing conditions, it can be grown in areas where other cereal crops, such as maize or wheat, would not survive. Today pearl millet is grown on over 260,000 km worldwide. It accounts for approximately 50% of the total world production of millets.

Apart from Rajasthan and Gujarat, bajra is widely consumed in rural India and is one of the oldest cultivated grains but people living in urban cities seem to have forgotten this coarse grain and its multiple health benefits.

Reasons to include bajra in your diet
  1. Powerful for controlling diabetes: Pearl millet is very powerful in controlling diabetes. Because of its high fibre content, it tends to digest slowly and release glucose at a slower rate as compared to other foods. This helps in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels for a long period of time.
  2. Weight loss: Being high in fibre content, it takes a longer time for the grain to move from the stomach to the intestines. This way, bajra curbs hunger for a long span of time.
  3. Reduces cholesterol: It contains phyto chemical, which is called phytic acid believed to increase cholesterol metabolism. It also stabilises the level of cholesterol in the body.
  4. Helps in digestion: Bajra is rich in insoluble fibre that aids digestion. It also reduces secretion of bile acids and is linked to a lowered risk of gallstone formation.
  5. Helps prevent cancer: Bajra has cancer-protecting properties. A study showed that regular intake of bajra protects pre-menopausal women from developing breast cancer.

Read more about health benefits of millet from our blog.

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