Radhai Sri, S and Sindhu, S (2020) Antioxidant Properties of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum). International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 3 (6). pp. 136-139. ISSN 2455-3085

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Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), also known as Bajra, is one of the four most
important millets grown in tropical semi-arid regions of the world primarily in Africa
and Asia. Pearl millet is rich in several nutrients as well as non-nutrients such as phenols. It
has high energy, high fiber, has less starch, low glycemic index and is gluten free. The
protein content ranges from 8 to 19 per cent and the lipid content is about 3 to 6 per cent. It
can be used in a variety of ways including both leavened and unleavened breads, in
porridges and can also be boiled or steamed. It is also utilized as an ingredient in alcoholic
beverages. Even though this millet is cost effective and abundantly available, it is
underutilized and the health facts of bajra remain unknown to every person. Owing to the
benefits of pearl millet, its consumption should be encouraged among the people of all age
groups to improve their dietary habits and nutritional status. Moreover, literature on
antioxidant properties of millets is scanty. Therefore the present review reports the phenolic
content and antioxidant activity of pearl millet

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: antioxidant, phenols, bajra, pearl millet, Pennisetum glaucum
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Nutrition, Food Service Management & Dietetics
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 10:16
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 07:36
URI: http://ir.psgcas.ac.in/id/eprint/1698

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