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Millet / Bajra

Millet / Bajra

Pearl millet (Cenchrus americanus) is the most widely grown type of millet.

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Pearl millet (Cenchrus americanus) is the most widely grown type of millet. It has been grown in Africa and the Indian subcontinent since prehistoric times. Pearl millet is well adapted to growing areas characterized by drought, low soil fertility, and high temperature. it can be grown in areas where other cereal crops, such as maize or wheat, would not survive. Some other popular varieties of millet are fonio, finger millet (ragi), Job’s tears, foxtail, and kodo millet. Cooked millet is a nutrient-dense source of protein, carbs, vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant chemicals.