Millets are making a rapid comeback in the Indian rural landscape after decades of institutional neglect. Development organisations and farmers overlooked these cereals in favour of rice, wheat, and other crops such as oilseeds and pulses.
Millets may flourish on impoverished soils that get little water, fertiliser, or pesticides. They can withstand higher temperatures, making them an ideal choice for ‘climate-smart’ cereals.
Millets are one of the world’s healthiest foods. They are very beneficial to gluten-intolerant patients! Here are some interesting facts about millets!
THERE ARE OVER
6,000 Types of Millets
There are over 6,000 types of millets in the globe, and because they are not picky about soil or water, they provide a vital source of energy & protein to over a billion people who live in dry and semi-arid areas.
Birds & Animal Food
Did you know millets were bird food!
Millets have been used to feed birds &animals for centuries, until the world discovered the health advantages of these superfoods.
In Asia 4000 Years Ago
Millet is one of the oldest human foods & believed to be the first domesticated cereal grain. They were probably first cultivated in Asia around 4,000 years ago, were major grains in Europe during the Middle Ages.