As consumers, most of us know the benefits of pure and organic grains. However, many people still lack information about Millets, and their health benefits. Here we share some basic information about Millets.

Introduction to Millets

Millets are small round grains that grow in major regions across the globe. Millets are truly miraculous grains. They can grow on the most marginalized soils without irrigation and with little or no external inputs, including chemicals or fertilizers. Therefore, they are naturally organic and are very healthy for human consumption.

Millets are a powerhouse of nutrients, and they have reclaimed their space in the kitchens of those more health-conscious. Millets boost health and aid in weight loss, besides being gluten-free. There are different Millets available, and each has its health benefits.

Some Historical Facts

Millets have been traditionally grown and consumed in the Indian subcontinent for over 5000 years. The population of central and southern India consumed millets daily until the Green Revolution made rice and wheat more accessible. Over the years, Millets were forgotten as a food grain.

With extensive scientific research, millets are found to be a complete healthy food and are making a comeback as a healthy alternative in households.

Types of Millets

Millets can be divided into two broad categories one is Positive Millets, and the second is Neutral Millets. However, we are presently focusing on Five types of millets known as Positive Millets, also known as Siridhanya Millets. In this category of Positive Millet, we at Khetidana bring you UNPOLISHED Positive Millets, which are highly beneficial for health. We list below the names of these five positive millets.

  • Unpolished Foxtail Millet
  • Unpolished Little Rice Millet
  • Unpolished Kodo Millet
  • Unpolished Browntop Millet
  • Unpolished Barnyard Millet