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Pearl millet or Bajra is high in proteins, iron, calcium, folic acid and prevents anemia. It is higher in calorie count than wheat. It also promotes a healthy nervous system. Many claim bajra is the key to a slim waist since it aids in burning fat. It helps to overcome acidity due to its alkaline nature. Pearl millet is grounded to form flour and is used in making various baking products like breads, cookies, muffins, chapatis and biscuits.
The dried bajra grains are grounded to flour which is light brown to greyish in color with a nutty taste. Bajra flour is usually used in winters as it is known to warm the body. Pearl millet flour is completely gluten free so people who are allergic to gluten can easily consume this. Some of the health benefits of pearl millet flour are:
The best way to preserve this flour is to keep it refrigerated else it will stay fresh only for 10 to 15 days if kept in room temperature.