Millets are highly nutritious, rich in fibre and gluten-free, making them easy for the body to absorb. They are rich in a huge spectrum of micronutrients, including calcium, iron, phosphorus, etc. They are slow digesting foods which don’t cause the huge spike in blood sugar which is caused by eating polished rice, therefore, millets help with preventing and controlling diabetes.
|Barnyard||ಊದಲು (OoDalu)||Sanwa – साँवा||UDalu – ఊదర||Kuthiraivally – குதிரைவாலி||Shyama||-||-||Khira|
|Proso||ಬರಗು (Baragu)||Chena – छेना||Variga – బరిగ||PaniVaragu – பனிவரகு||Cheena||Vari||Cheno||Bacharibagmu|
|Kodo||ಹಾರಕ (Haarka)||Kodon – कोडों||Arikelu – ఆరిక||Varagu – வரகு||Kodo||Kodra||Kodra||Kodua|
|Little||ಸಾಮೆ (Same)||Kutki – कुटकि||Samalu – సామ||Samai – சாமை||Sama||Sava||Gajro||Suan|
|Sorghum||ಜೋಳ (Jola)||Jowari – जोवारि||Jonna – జొన్న||Cholam – சோளம்||Jowar||Jawari||Jowari||Juara|
|Pearl||ಸಜ್ಜೆ (Sajje)||Bajra – बजरा||Sajja – సజ్జ||Kanbu – கம்பு||Jowar||Bajri||Bajri||Bajra|
|Finger||ರಾಗಿ (Ragi)||Ragi – रागि||Ragulu – రాగి||Keppai – கேழ்வரகு||Marwa||Nachni||Nagli||Mandia|
|Foxtail||ನವಣೆ (Navane)||Kakum – काकुन||Korra – కొర్ర||Tenai – தினை||Kaon||Rala||Kang||Kanghu|
Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) is the equivalent of millets in South America, cultivated and eaten there for the last few millennia. It became the newest "superfood" to catch the world’s attention last decade. The truth is, we don’t need to look so far as the Southern Andes to find such a nutritious grain. Why get grains from so far when we have a superfood in our own backyard!
It is advised to eat one millet meal a day.