It is gluten free, low in calories and an excellent
source of protein. It contains major nutrients such
as magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, copper, zinc,
etc. that helps boost immunity and keeps you active.
Pearl millet is a very rich source of iron. Recently,
new variants of pearl millet are being conventionally
cultivated, which provides a higher level of dietary
iron to women. Iron deficiency causes generalized
fatigue and impairs mental development as well.
It increases both maternal and neonatal mortality
rate in obstetric population. It has been found in
a study among children under 3-years of age with
iron deficiency anemia that, regular consumption
of pearl millet met their daily requirement of iron
for their physiological demands.