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Thoroughly modern millets

DNMUM398177 | 10/8/2017 | Author : Heena Khandelwal | WC :1022

Once rendered old-fashioned and infra dig, the humble millet is making a tsunami of a comeback and in the most chic plates. Heena Khandelwal reports
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Millets have been making a lot of noise lately. These are present in most supermarket stores, especially in their ‘healthy foods’ sections. While quinoa and brown rice have been making their way to food bowls available for lunch or dinner, several chefs and dieticians in India are focusing on traditional millets such as jawar (sorghum), bajra (pearl millet), ragi (finger millet) and jhangora (barnyard) among others. Several cities are also seeing festivals being organised to educate people about millets for being gluten free and rich in minerals, protein, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin B, magnesium and zinc. Mostly pesticide-free and easily grown in rainfed dryland, they also help in lowering Type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk
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