Millets - Wonder Food for Kids

  • Fitterfly - Team Nutrition

  • Posted On January 29, 2018

Millets are wonder food. They play important role in growth and development of the child. Millets are rich in protein, fibre, iron, calcium, phosphorus and other minerals.

We use some millets in day to day life. Below is a list of millets easily found around us with benefits they provide to children.


Name Of The Millets
Nutrients in Millets
Benefits of Millets
Jowar (Shorgum)
  • High in unsaturated fats.
  • Minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron .
  • Rich in anti-oxidants.
  • Helps in muscle development of child.
  • Fibre content helps to prevent constipation.
  • Help in bone development and also to prevent anemia
Ragi (Finger millet, Nachani)
  • High in calcium and iron
  • Helps in bone development and also to prevent anemia.
Korra ( Foxtail millet)
  • Has the highest mineral content amongst millets
  • The protein is not lost due to cooking.
  • Helps in muscle development of child.
Arke (Koda millet)
  • Its high fibre and energy.
  • It helps prevent constipation in kids.
Bhagar ( little millet) 
  • It has highest fat content compared to all millets and a good amount of protein.
  •  It comes in the form of rice, semolina and flour.
Bajra (Pearl millet)
  • High in protein and energy content
  • It is six times more nutritious than wheat.
Sanwa ( Barnyard millet)
  • It has the highest fibre and iron content of all millets.
  • Helps to prevent anemia and constipation.

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