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?
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
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
Unpolished millet rices are not just good for our health, they are good for our pocket books too.crunching the numbers (org. pub 2016/10/22)
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
slides of a presentation I shared with green enthusiasts at Cisco on Thu. the 20th as part of their Earth Aware program.
A few tips for identifying quality of small millet rice and to address consumers' price concerns.
Immature grains spoil the look, taste, cooking quality ... it needs to go out and not stick around in the millet rices ! First in a series of posts on why we need to change the way we process millets.
Total sugar added to blood is lesser and happens slower with a millet based diet than one based on polished paddy rice.
finding twice the area under paddy cultivation to cultivate millets on, is very much achievable.