International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

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Vol. 8, Special Issue 3, Part C (2024)

A review on nutritional importance and health promoting potential of super food millets

Author(s): Joshi MM, Pawar VS, Lolge RM and Kale Priyanka Ramkrishn
Abstract: The globe is currently facing challenges related to nutrition and agronomy. In order to significantly boost grain output, we must concentrate on arid regions because agricultural lands with irrigation systems are already fully utilized. The climate change compliant millets crop outperforms other grains like wheat and rice in terms of poor growth conditions and high nutritional content. Agricultural fields equipped with irrigation systems are completely utilized, thus our focus must be on dry regions to increase grain output dramatically. When it comes to poor growth conditions and high nutritional value, millets a crop that conforms with climate change regulations perform better than other grains like wheat and rice. The United Nations General Assembly recently passed a resolution designating 2023 as the International Year of Millets in order to draw attention to the importance of nutrient-rich crops in the face of climate change. A gluten-free grain that produces alkaline in the body is millet. One of the underused varieties of cereal grains is millets. These are still seen as food for the poor despite having significant nutritional and nutraceutical components. With regard to calories, carbohydrates, and protein, millets are no different from other cereals. However, when it comes to fat, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, and Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), millets have additional content. Among those found to be prevalent in these are the phytochemicals phytosterols, phenolic acids, flavonoids, catechins, and phytic acid. A number of diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cataractogenesis, have been linked to phenolic compounds and dietary fiber. Antibacterial and antioxidant properties are also claimed for these phytochemicals. Millets include antioxidants that have medical and nutraceutical benefits for preventing human health from declining. These benefits include lowering blood pressure, heart disease risk, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, diabetes, and tumor growth.
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How to cite this article:
Joshi MM, Pawar VS, Lolge RM, Kale Priyanka Ramkrishn. A review on nutritional importance and health promoting potential of super food millets. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(3S):191-197. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i3Sc.755
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