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The awareness of the super grain has travelled to lengths and breadths thus creating a healthy adaptation.
In recognition of the significance of millets and to generate domestic and global demand along with providing nutrient-rich meals,the United Nations designated 2023 as the International Year of Millets at the request of the Government of India.
“I have been living in the US since 1994. I have three hotels and also run a catering unit. We are very excited about PM Modi’s visit. It will definitely boost India-US ties. But food will also play a huge role here. Especially, PM Modi is promoting millets. Similarly, we have also promoted it in collaboration with the Indian consulate. We have also run a millet-based menu”, expressed Hemant Mathur, the owner of the restaurant.
Millets are regarded as being healthy, advantageous to farmers, and environmentally benign. According to the statement, millets may be cultivated readily on arid soils, hilly terrain, and with less water because they are energy-dense, drought tolerant, and pest-resistant.
It’s a high-quality protein source that is also gluten-free, low on the Glycemic Index (GI), rich in dietary fibre, minerals like calcium, iron, and phosphorus, and phytochemicals, improving the diet in terms of nutrition.
“The response has been encouraging, the Americans have also liked it. We prepared various dishes such as cutlets, dosa, and uttapam. It is very healthy. It is sugar-controlled, high in protein, and helps in losing weight too,” Mathuradded.