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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Our World Tuesday- Grains of Health
Besides rice and wheat, farmers in this part of the world grow different types of lesser grains called millet. Millets need much less water than rice to grow, and they are full of fibre and anti oxidants. They are real health foods, as they are invariably grown organically.
Unfortunately, people have given up eating millets, as it is more fashionable to eat rice. Recently, some farmers had organized an exhibition of millets and organically grown fruit and vegetables.
A millet field does not need as much care lavished on it as a rice field .
A millet called Ragi is becoming popular now with health enthusiasts.
This is my contribution to Our World Tuesday, a wonderfully informative and fun meme.