Nutritional properties of minor millets: neglected cereals with potentials to combat malnutrition

Millet is a general term for a wide range of cereals. Minor millets are a group of grassy plants with short slender culm and small grains possessing remarkable ability to survive under adverse conditions like limited rainfall, poor soil fertility and land terrain. Minor millets categorized as coarse cereals are staple food for the tribal people where cultivation of majjor cereals like rice, wheat and maize is either not popular or fail to produce substantial yield.

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