Understanding the Different Kinds Of Millets

by Bhavik Patel writer

Three parts of the grains are the main Bran, Grem, and endosperm. The outer covering of the grain below the husk is called Bran. This layer is rich in minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. While processing millets, we must ensure that the bran layer is unbroken, as removing the bran reduces the millet grain's nutritious value. Next comes Grem, the reproductive part of Millets that generates the new plant. Last comes endosperm, which contains carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and minerals. Before buying organic food online, let us quickly understand what different millets are and what makes them healthy.

Little Millet, Foxtail Millet, and Proso Millet have a glossy seed coat and shell, but Kodo and Barnyard Millet have many seed coats. Except for the main millets, the seed coat of Kodo Millet is brownish, Foxtail is yellowish, and the rest of the millets are gray-ish. Sorghum and Pearl Millet, for example, may be distinguished by their color, shape, and size, although Finger Millet is the same. Finger millets are popularly known as ragi and makes for a healthy addition to diet as it is rich in calcium and proteins. You can get ragi rava online.

Sorghum Millet: Different varieties have slightly different shape, size, and color. Generally, the husk color is white, red, and yellow though the size differs from 4-6mm. You can get jowar rava online to make delicious and healthy jowar recipes.

Pearl Millet: As the name indicates the pearl millets are generally in pearl shapes however shapes differ from ovoid, hexagonal, and globose. The size varies from 3-5mm. The color of pearl millets is almost white, pale, yellow, brown, gray, or purple.

 Foxtail Millets: Foxtail millets look like foxtail that is why it is known as foxtail millets. The millets are about 2-3 mm in length. The colors are red, white, black and yellow.

Barnyard Millets: Barnyard millets are in off white, grayish shade. The length of the grain is about 3 mm whereas the size is concave to oval in shape.

Proso Millets: Proso Millets are about 3-2 mm in length. The color of the grain is white, cream golden yellow, and brown. Proso Millets have notable lengthwise lines on the grain which makes them easy to differentiate from others.

Kodo Millets: Kodo Millets are oval and are about 3-4mm in length. The colors of the grain are blackish brown, and dark brown.

Browntop Millets: Browntop Millets are oval and are in tan white color and are 4-5 mm in length.

Millets are very healthy as they are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Millets are also, by nature, organic as they are not often infected by pests and hence, do not attract pesticides. For those looking to get organic food online, you must consider a millet of your choice. You can easily find jowar rava online, ragi rava online. We personally are fond of ragi idlis and dosas. You can check ragi idli mix online or ragi dosa mix online for quick and nutritious meals. Adding a different kind of millet will boost your immunity and make you strong. Now when you know all the different kinds of millets and their shapes, colors, length now it will be easy for you to select the best one!

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