Pearl millet also known as Kambu in Tamil is a miracle millet which has Iron that is 8 times of rice. It is very rich in Calcium, Protein, Iron, and Magnesium. It helps to reduce the bad cholesterol level in our body.
Millets are small-grained, annual, warm-weather cereals belonging to the grass family. They are highly tolerant of drought and other extreme weather conditions and have a similar nutrient content to other major cereals.
Kambu millet seeds are hard and firm with a slightly musty fragrance that some describe as mousy. They have a mild, nutty, and sweet flavor with some bitter and alkaline notes.
Kambu millet is one of the most widely grown varieties of millet and is usually turned into a flour and used in bread and porridges. It may also be found in whole-grain form, cooked like quinoa, does not contain gluten, and is considered a good alternative for those diagnosed with celiac disease.
Pearl millet is the must include food in the diet especially for diabetes peoples. Because this wholegrain millet is a rich source of carbohydrates and contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is one of the better whole grains for managing blood sugar levels.
Kambu is also rich in potassium which helps reduce the overall blood pressure. Kambu also has benefits for our skin like it reduces wrinkles and treats acne.