Why is the bran so rich in nutrients?

The grains that we grow, harvest and eat as cereals are produced by the plants as their next generation. Observing the cereal grains from this perspective helps us better understand and appreciate the structure and nutritional composition in the grains. As mentioned in the earlier posting discussing the structure of a husked millet grain, the … Continue reading Why is the bran so rich in nutrients?

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Mix or not mix

If one can digest each variety of millet rice separately, why is it said that a mix cannot be digested? This is an often asked question when we see a group of people discuss about introducing millets into their diets. In fact the more general version, is it ok to eat a mix of different … Continue reading Mix or not mix

Lets call it bleached rice, not polished rice

I was lucky to have had the opportunity to spend a good part of a day a couple of weeks ago with an amazing group of students and faculty from Massey University, New Zealand. They were traveling through south India on a study tour - trying to understand how Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship is … Continue reading Lets call it bleached rice, not polished rice

the Bengaluru Millet Walk 2017 – Thindi Oota Special

The idea for the Bengaluru Millet Walk came from the Mera Terah Run team. In Dec '16 the MTR annual yatra was a campaign to revive millets - to work towards encouraging millet based diets and their cultivation and processing. As part of Mera Terah Run 2016¬† -¬†Miles for Millets a team of volunteers visited … Continue reading the Bengaluru Millet Walk 2017 – Thindi Oota Special