Finger Millet Case Study

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Finger millet is also a rich source of thiamine, riboflavin, iron, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine and other essential amino acids. The abundance of these phytochemicals enhances the nutraceutical potential of finger millet, making it a powerhouse of health benefiting nutrients. It has distinguished health beneficial properties, such as anti-diabetic (type 2 diabetes mellitus), anti-diarrheal, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antitumerogenic (K562 chronic myeloid leukemia), atherosclerogenic effects, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties( Chandra, D., Chandra, S., & Sharma, A. K.2016). A traditional beverage from oats is popularly consumed in Mexico to treat obesity, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disorders.Certain dietary components in oats experimentally prove qualities which support their use in the chronic management of such diseases. The traditional oat beverage is safe and suitability in the management of chronic diseases. Additionally it’s decreased effect in postprandial glucose response along with its equally fiber content when compared with oats(López,…show more content…
In contrast, millet is the major source of energy and protein for millions of people in Africa. It has been reported that millet has many nutritious and medical functions(Obilana and Manyasa, 2002; Yang et al., 2012). There are many varieties of millets. The four major types are Pearl millet, which comprises 40% of the world production, Foxtail millet ,Proso millet or white millet, and Finger Millet. Pearl millet produces the largest seeds and it is the variety most commonly used for human consumption. Minor millets include: Barnyard millet, Kodo millet, Little millet , Guinea millet ,Browntop millet, Teff and fonio are also often called millets, as more rarely are sorghum and Job’s tears(Yang at al.,2012; Mariacat al.;Adekunleat

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