slides of a presentation I shared with green enthusiasts at Cisco on Thu. the 20th as part of their Earth Aware program.
Millet rice: Quality Tests & Addressing Consumer price concerns
A few tips for identifying quality of small millet rice and to address consumers' price concerns.
Immature millet grains – why remove when processing?
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.
How does eating millets help those with diabetes?
Total sugar added to blood is lesser and happens slower with a millet based diet than one based on polished paddy rice.
Will there be enough millets to feed the world?
finding twice the area under paddy cultivation to cultivate millets on, is very much achievable.
A teaser for the Sat., 12/3/16 workshop with Aikyam
If you are in BLR and looking to do something in the first part of this Sat. (MAR 12th, 2016), head over to Koramangala and seek out Aatta Galatta for the first event of the Earth Friendly Choices - Stories of Sustainable Living series organized by Aikyam. Here's a teaser of what I will be … Continue reading A teaser for the Sat., 12/3/16 workshop with Aikyam
Each node is a collar in waiting
The portion of a plant that connects the shoot to the root is commonly referred to as the collar region. An amazing thing can be noticed in most millets. As the plant grows, the younger tillers push the older tillers further and further away from the central axis of the plant. At each node in … Continue reading Each node is a collar in waiting
And they grow taller and taller …
profuse secondary roots from collar nodes are quite common in millets. Here's an example in Sorghum (Jowar, जॊवार्, ಜೊಳ, జొన్న)