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.

9 comments:

  1. This is a great post and I am for Organic farming!Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  2. That's an interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. What a great and interesting post for the day! I, too, am all for organic farming! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

    Sylvia

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  4. Millet is delicious. It's been ages since I last ate some though.

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  5. Great post! It's good if we can get people to change some of their dietary habits.

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  6. Gosh thanks for a look into what is growing in your part of the world. I have read that it is so important to get different grains into our diets and that millet looks like just the ticket.

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  7. I like to eat Ragi. It's not tasty like rice but as you said it's very healthy! ;)

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  8. I have been trying millet for breakfast...funny we feed millet to birds here when it is more environmental than rice to grow for humans....cheers...keep up these postings like this, you have a strong voice and we all need to speak up for nature.

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  9. Something new to me...only rice is grown here. And to think that millet does not need that much water...

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