Millets are one of the oldest foods known to humans , the first cereal grain to be used for domestic purposes. Millets are small-seeded grasses which are hardy & grow well in dry zones. This group of highly variable seeded grasses are cultivated throughout the world, both for livestock feed and human consumption. These small grain plants are primarily produced in India, who cultivates over 8 million tons every years.
Millet is also a very good source of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds that can significantly boost human health in various ways. Celiac sufferers can turn to millet as their source of grains as they are Gluten-free. Millet provides the most energy, as well as the most fat and B-vitamins.
I am happy to collaborate with “EKGAON”, Ekgaon (one village in Hindi) aims to build local community capacity to manage the agriculture value chain and create premium quality artisan food products. As told by Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Co-Founder & CEO of Ekgaon Technologies; Ekgaon put farmers first and strive to share farmers’ lives, their stories and encourage them to produce quality crops that are grown with labour of love for its customers. Ekgaon believes the shared empathy between a farmer and customer would create healthy food.
Ekgaon is leading social enterprise in India that works with a vast range of bio-diverse community-based organic/natural food products using sustainable, equitable and ethical principles. It painstakingly curate products by exploring, discovering and extracting/growing abundant food variety and thus restoring the forgotten food-diversity through traditional techniques. It uses state of the art technology, tools to connect to more then 20,000 farmers and over 20 artisan-producer organisations to bring over 150 premium food products to markets, ensuring quality assurance across the value chain.
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Today the pick is “Pearl Millet” or Bajra .This plant is typically found in rural areas and can grow up to ten feet tall.Due to it’s high fibre content ,this millet is very beneficial in controlling diabetic.
And If you thinking to loose some weight ,then you should choose this Millet which mostly consists of starch. The body requires more time to break down starch,so it will keep you full longer.
You can make Khichdi ,Roti or you can try this delicious Carrot-Millet Cake. Carrots provide vitamin A and a host of other impressive health benefits including beautiful skin and anti-
Combining Carrot with Millet makes the cake more healthier .A good portion of this Carrot-Millet cake can be a healthy Breakfast option too. You can also use olive oil instead of Canola oil .
Let’s move to our healthy cake recipe..