Proso millet is a relatively low demanding crop and diseases aren’t known. That’s why Proso millet is often used in organic farming systems in Europe. In the United States it is often used as an intercrop. Thereby, Proso millet can help to avoid a summer fallow, and continuous crop rotation can be achieved. Its superficial root system and its resistance to atrazine residue make Proso millet a good intercrop between two water and pesticide demanding crops.
Proso Millet Also Known as follows in different parts of INDIA :
Proso Millet Different Names
Why Millet Meal A Day ?
The millet grain contains about 65% carbohydrate, a high proportion of which is in the form of non-starchy polysaccharides and dietary fiber which help in prevention of constipation, lowering of blood cholesterol and slow release of glucose to the blood stream during digestion.
Lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases, duodenal ulcer and hyperglycemia (diabetes) are reported among regular millet consumers. Millet grains are also rich in important vitamins viz., Thiamine,riboflavin, folic acid and niacin.