Small seeded grasses or millets are the significantly grown food crop in the semiarid regions of Africa and Asia, which includes mostly the developing countries. They are best dry zones where it is rain fed with marginal conditions for moisture and soil fertility. Another unique factor of these grasses is its small growing season where seeds mature and get ready to harvest within 65 days. Millets are considered as an interesting alternative of common grains and are popular in over populated areas.
Amongst the nutritional content of this crop, it is regarded as highly nutritious, non-acidic and non-glutinous foods making it easy to digest. It comes with high mineral factors like phosphorous, iron and magnesium. Its variant known as finger millet has the richest source of calcium.
Types Of Millets
As one of the oldest cultivated food crops, so you will find lots of different species of the same. There are primarily 7 types are found all over the world like Pearl, Proso, Barnyard, Little millet, Sorghum, Kodo and lastly, Foxtail. And most popular amongst them are pearl and finger variety. The types vary as it depends on the environmental condition where it is grown and techniques through which they are processed. However, one fact is true about all the types, it requires rich soils for proper growth.
Benefits To Know
- Considered one of the grains that are chosen to keep heart healthy as it has good source of magnesium. Now, you can bid good bye to migraine and asthma attacks.
- It is also a rich source of phosphorous. Phosphorous has its role in building and repairing the cell structure of body. It also helps in forming mineral matrix of bone.
- Recent studies have also showed that it effectively reduces the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
- Comes with health promoting attributes. Children suffering from asthma can get rid of it by consuming these grains.
Use Of Millets
Millets is a crop in many regions of the world where rain fall is scarce. Thus, it is considered as a primary staple crop in those regions where climatic conditions are not favorable to grow other grains. Besides, its coarse physical structure has not reduced its nutritional content that is higher than wheat or rice. It can be stored for longer period of time.
Global Demand For Millets
Though, United States continues to dominate the global millet trading but, India and China is found to be primary global supplier of millet. The demand for this crop is expected to rise in the recent years owing to different factors like health benefits and implementation of quality technology during its harvesting.
About S.N. Exporters
Apart from one of the leading exporters of Millets from Ukraine and Bulgaria, we at S.N. Exporters also provide consulting services and have years of experience in this area. We also trade in East Asian countries and Middle East. Our quality controlled products are popular all over the world.