Millet is a cereal grain that belongs to the Poaceae family, commonly known as the grass family. It’s widely consumed throughout Africa and Asia. While it may look like a seed, millet’s nutritional profile is similar to that of sorghum and other cereals. It 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. Millets are less expensive compared to other cereals and a staple for the poorer section of the population. Though Millets are rich in micronutrients, the majority of the nutrients remain unavailable due to the presence of anti-nutrients that inhibit the nutritional values of millets which lead to deficiency in the diet of the most Indian population.
Barnyard Millet or Kuthiraivali Arisi has become one of the most important minor millet crops in Asia, showing an upsurge in world production. Barnyard millet is a rich source of protein, carbohydrate, fiber and contains more micronutrients (iron and zinc) than other major cereals. Grown in the hilly areas of Uttaranchal, India is the largest producer of barnyard millet in terms of area and production. It requires less water to grow making it an ideal crop for farmers in India during the failure of monsoon in rice/major crop cultivating areas.
Here’s why organic, unpolished Barnyard Millet must be a part of your meal:
- Barnyard Millet is gluten free. Therefore, it helps in improving digestion, increases energy level and helps in maintaining cholesterol levels. These millets also help you eliminate viruses and germs in the body.
- Organic Kuthiraivali arisi is a good source of highly digestible protein and at the same time has the least caloric density compared to other cereals. It is a grain that makes one feel light and energetic after consumption.
- It is an excellent source of dietary fibre with a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fractions. The grain encompasses the highest amount of fibre (12.6%) in comparison to other grains and millets
- The carbohydrate content of Organic Barnyard Millet Rice is low and slowly digestible, making the millet a low glycemic index food. Hence, it can potentially be recommended for patients with cardiovascular diseases.
- Some varieties of barnyard millet have shown to contain high amounts of Iron (18.6 mg in 100g) richest amongst all millets and cereal grains. It is a good source of iron for vegetarians.
- Studies have revealed that high fiber in Kuthiraivali Arisi helps prevent breast cancer in women.
- It contains Tryptophan – an amino acid that gets digested at a slower rate, thus keeping one away from consuming extra calories in their diet.
Saaral Barnyard Millets Rice is easy to cook and can be adapted to various Indian recipes. It is generally cooked as porridge for breakfast. You can also add it to bread, muffins or granola for extra crunch.We, at Saaral Foods, are committed to bringing you nothing but the finest and the best Organic Kudiraivali Arisi. To add this nutritional powerhouse to your diet, buy Gluten-free natural Barnyard millet rice online at our shop today!