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Health benefits of pearl millet (BAJRA)

Posted on 04 September 2012 by Arshiya


Bajra, which you can refer to as the “magical pearl” is mostly grown in Africa and the Indian subcontinent. India is the largest producer of pearl millet or bajra.

  • Pearl millet or bajra is a highly nutritious and a gluten free grain. It is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  • The grain is easily digestible and has the lowest probability of causing allergic reactions.
  • It is rich in starch and this makes it a great source of energy.
  • It is an excellent source of protein and fiber.
  • It is rich in minerals like phosphorus, iron.

Health benefits of bajra:

  • People suffering from celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten. Bajra, being gluten free, becomes a very good food choice for these people.
  • It is highly effective and recommended in cases of severe constipation and stomach ulcers.
  • It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels. This is due to the presence of phytic acid and niacin.
  • It is also believed to be associated with bringing down the risk of cancer.
  • Being rich in fiber content, bajra works very well in diabetes. Gradual release of blood sugar in the bloodstream helps to keep the glucose levels normal.
  • The wholegrain supports weight loss. The high fiber content leads to a feeling of fullness for a prolonged period and this controls your hunger. You tend to eat less and this aids in your weight loss process.



2 Comments For This Post

  1. Raina Golding Says:

    I am so thrilled I found your site. I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a great post and an all round enjoyable blog. (I also like the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

  2. Kifayat Khattak Says:

    Bajra really works as it is described.

    Regards, KK

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