Botanical Name: Pennisetum glaucum
Tamil Name: கம்பு – Kambu
Hindi Name: बाजरा – baajara
Malayalam Name: മുത്ത് മില്ലറ്റ് – mutt millaṟṟ
Telugu Name: పెర్ల్ మిల్లెట్ – Perl milleṭ
About Pearl Millet:
It is grown in countries of Africa and the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times. In India, pearl millets are considered as one of the major sources of dietary energy and nutritional security for poor farmers and consumers.
The ground millet seeds are used for making the Indian flatbread, called roti. Millets are a vast source of starch, making it a high-energy food. It is also a great source of protein and fiber.
The amino acids in the pearl millet are more easily digestible than the ones found in wheat. Due to essential nutrients such as methionine (an amino acid), B complex vitamins (niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin), folic acid, lecithin, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc, millets are very effective in several roles
Aids weight loss
The calorie content is very low in millets so they are the most useful ingredient for weight loss. To stay fit just try recipes using pearl millet and have it regularly.
It will help to maintain the energy level throughout the day also the pearl millet acts as a fuel for driving the body.
Millets keep you satiated for longer and the foods prepared using millets can be digested easily. When you consume millets, you feel satisfied for longer as they take some time to get digested and absorbed into your body. So you can avoid unhealthy snacks, as a result.
Reduces cardiovascular risks
Pearl millets contain essential fats so that your health condition will be perfect. It removes the excess fat as a result the millets can effectively lower the risk of high cholesterol, strokes, and other complaints. Due to the high level of potassium, the millets can regulate the blood pressure and optimize your circulation.
Acts as an antioxidant
Millets have rich antioxidant properties such as quercetin, curcumin, ellagic acid which helps to eliminate the toxin contents from our body and neutralize the enzymatic actions of your organs.
Helps your digestion
Millets are a rich source of fiber so definitely, it will help for easy digestion. If you suffer from constipation then include pearl millet in your diet for better relief.