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Name Green Millet
Biological Name Pennisetum Glaucum
Other Name Pearl Millet,Bajra

Green Millet also known as bajra or Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum); today is an enormously important staple cereal for both sub-Saharan Africa and parts of India; and an important forage crop in the Americas. Bajra is one of the most widely grown varieties of millet. It is grown in bulk in Africa and India. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat are the largest Bajra producing states in India.

General Specifications of Green Millet
Moisture 14% max
Protein 8% max
F/matter 2% max
Broken 2% max
Energy 300 k/cal.
Aflatoxin 20 ppb max.
Shrunken 3% max

(*The general specifications mentioned for the product are typical in nature. It can actually differ or can be procured as per customer requirement.)

Pearl millets, earlier known as ‘bird food’, come in several delicious flavours. Apart from offering excellent taste, these millets contain essential mineral and nutrients, which provide the body with a variety of advantages. Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes. Today millet ranks as the sixth most important grain in the world

Bajra flour is made from the small round grains of black millet, also called bajra. Millet is tiny in size and round in shape and can be white, gray, yellow or red. When the bajra is ripe and ready to be harvested, the plants are cut and tied in bundles and allowed to dry. The bundles are threshed to separate the grains. The grains are dried and then processed into flour. When ground, the flour is greyish in colour and has a slightly nutty flavour. Since it is a heat-producing ingredient, it is commonly used in winters.

Millet is used in various cultures in many diverse ways: millet uses as a cereal, in soups, and for making a dense, whole grain bread called chapatti. In India flat thin cakes called roti are often made from millet flour and used as the basis for meals.

It is comparatively high in proteins and has a good balance of amino acids. Thus, it plays an important role in metabolism.

• 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. Niacin reduces cholesterol while magnesium is essential for maintaining good heart health, as it lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.

• It is a better source of iron than other grains. This ensures a good count of hemoglobin, avoiding symptoms of anemia etc.

• Regular intake of millets provides protection against breast cancer in pre-menopausal women.

• It is a moderate source of thiamine (vitamin B1), which helps improve blood circulation and general health of the nervous system.

• It is a good source of magnesium, millets act as a cofactor in a number of enzymatic reactions. Consumption of pearl millets helps in minimizing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Nutrients (100 grms) Value
Basic Components
Proteins 22 g
Water 17.3 g
Ash 6.5 g
Calories
Total Calories 756
Calories From Carbohydrates 600
Calories From Fats 71
Calories From Proteins 85.3
Carbohydrates
Total Carbohydrates 146
Dietary Fiber 17 g
Fats & Fatty Acids
Total Fat 8.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.3 g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 236 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 4 g
Vitamins
Vitamin E 100 mcg
Vitamin K 1.8 mcg
Thiamin 842 mcg
Riboflavin 580 mcg
Niacin 9.4 mg
Vitamin B6 768 mcg
Folate 170 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 1.7 mg
Minerals
Calcium 16 mg
Iron 6 mg
Magnesium 228 mg
Phosphorus 570 mg
Potassium 390 mg
Sodium 10 mg
Zinc 3.4 mg
Copper 1.5 mg
Manganese 3.3 mg
Selenium 5.4 mcg
Packaging Detail

25/50kg PP or Jute Bags or Loose in Bulk.

(*Custom packaging can be provided on customer request or in special conditions.)

We deal in the supply of the superior quality bajra sourced directly from the farms.

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