Millet's Role in Human Nutrition and Its Value Chain Challenges
Keywords:Health benefits, Millets, Nutritional value, Processing
The food assets available in developing tropical nations are insufficient to provide protein for humans and animals. The growing urbanization, reduction in cropped regions, growing populations, climate change, insufficient knowledge and strong competition between food and feed transactions for presently grown food crops all contribute to a constraint in the available food supply. On this basis, identifying, assessing and introducing millet crops, taking into account their tribal utility is generally emerging as a solution to a dependable source of food and feed material along with nutrition. The nutritive relevance of millets necessitates an examination of the functional and nutritional characteristics of various millet cultivars, in addition to the development of millets-based value-added items. It is a reliable energy source. They provide protein, fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber and polyphenols. In view of the above, the present article endeavors to emphasize millet crops' potential for human nutrition.
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