Malnutrition and Health in the Era of Climate Change
Each millet is extraordinarily superior in nutritive value compared to rice and wheat. Germination of these millets still improves the nutritional quality. Sprouts are easily available to all sections of society and the biggest store house of all nutrients. The dishes like chapati, puri, health drink and payasam were prepared and tested the colour, texture, flavor, taste, overall acceptability and calculated nutritive value. The vitamins, minerals and protein content substantially increased with a simultaneous decrease in calorie and carbohydrate content. Hence, the dishes prepared with combination of germinated finger, pearl and foxtail millet in combination with other pulses to feed pre-school children, pregnant and lactating women improve the health condition and minimize the clinical symptoms.
In addition these crops are ‘climate change complement crops’.