Review Article I Volume 12 I Issue 1 I 2024


Jai Kishan ojha, P.Chandrashekar, P. Sree Latha, K. Rajkumar

Biolife, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2024, pp 1-4



Millets are natural grains found in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. They are one of the oldest foods known to humans and may have been the first cereal grain utilised for domestic uses. Millets are gluten free and naturally rich in protein, iron, fibre, calcium, vitamins, and minerals. ┬╣They are a better alternative to rice and wheat since they have a low glycemic index and are gluten free. Millets safeguard our inside organs in a variety of ways. Millet crops include Foxtail millet (Setaria italica), proso millet (Panicum miliaceum), Kodo millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum), little millet (Panicum sumatrense), and barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea). Millet is a nutritional staple and the primary source of protein in most underdeveloped countries. Millet is the sixth most grown grain in the world, following corn, rice, wheat, barley and sorghum. It thrives in drought circumstances and has a high level of natural biodiversity. It can be grown in a range of environments.


Millets, Kodo millet, Barnyard millet, Foxtail millet, little millet.


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Article Dates:

Received: 29 December 2023; Accepted: 13 February 2024: Published online: 1 March 2024

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Jai Kishan ojha, P. Chandrashekar, P. Sree Latha (2024). Importance of millets in our daily life. Biolife. 12(1), 1-4. DOI:

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