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Pearl Millet

Also Known As : Bajra
Technical Name : Pennisetum glaucum


Taste Profile

Pear millet is mild sweet and grainy in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Pearl millet can be used to make cakes, wraps, tarts, khichdi, porridge, and flatbreads.

Common names and forms

  1. Bajra
  2. Bajra (Pearl Millet) Flour
  3. Bajra Atta
  4. Bajra Flakes
  5. Bajra Flour
  6. Bajra Flour
  7. Bajra Seeds
  8. Bajra Vermicelli
  9. Hybrid Pearl Millet
  10. Organic Bajra/Pearl Millet
  11. Organic Pearl Millet
  12. Pearl Millet (Bajra)
  13. Pearl Millet Flakes
  14. Pearl Millet Flour
  15. Roasted Hybrid Pearl Millet
  16. Thinai (Pearl Millet)
  17. Whole Pearl Millet


Pearl millet is a cereal grain made of starch grown for domestic consumption and animal fodder. It is available in various forms like whole grain bajra, bajra flakes, vermicelli, and bajra flour.

Health benefits

  • Pearl millet is a great source of energy, it contains starch and since it takes a longer time for the body to break-down starch, bajra keeps you full for a longer time. It is also rich in essential amino acids that make up protein molecules. The amino acids present in bajra are easily available and better digested than wheat grains.(1)
  • Pearl millet contains niacin, a vitamin that helps greatly in lowering cholesterol levels. It also contains magnesium and potassium, which are minerals that help regulating blood pressure, all this helps prevent heart disease. Lignin is found abundantly in bajra, which is associated with a lowered risk of cardiac arrest.(1)



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