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Title: Review of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): A power house of health benefiting nutrients
Authors: Chandra D.
Chandra S.
Pallavi
Sharma A.K.
Published in: Food Science and Human Wellness
Abstract: The bulk of the world's millet crop is produced by India, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and China. Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn), little millet (Panicum sumatrense Roth ex Roem. & Schult.), foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauvois) and proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) are most commonly found species among various millet varieties. In India, finger millet occupy the largest area under cultivation among the small millets. Finger millet stands unique among the cereals such as barley, rye and oats with higher nutritional contents and has outstanding properties as a subsistence food crop. It is rich in calcium (0.34%), dietary fiber (18%), phytates (0.48%), protein (6%–13%) minerals (2.5%–3.5%), and phenolics (0.3%–3%). Moreover, it is also a rich source of thiamine, riboflavin, iron, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, phenylalanine and other essential amino acids. The abundance of these phytochemicals enhances the nutraceutical potential of finger millet, making it a powerhouse of health benefiting nutrients. It has distinguished health beneficial properties, such as anti-diabetic (type 2 diabetes mellitus), anti-diarrheal, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antitumerogenic (K562 chronic myeloid leukemia), atherosclerogenic effects, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. © 2016 Beijing Academy of Food Sciences
Citation: Food Science and Human Wellness (2016), 5(3): 149-155
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fshw.2016.05.004
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9680
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Antioxidant
Diabetes
Dietary fiber
Finger millet
Health benefit
ISSN: 22134530
Author Scopus IDs: 57194516084
56257999000
57191269809
57203774408
Author Affiliations: Chandra, D., Department of Biological Sciences, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology PantnagarUttarakhand 263145, India
Chandra, S., Department of Biological Sciences, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology PantnagarUttarakhand 263145, India
Pallavi, Department of Biological Sciences, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology PantnagarUttarakhand 263145, India
Sharma, A.K., Department of Biological Sciences, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology PantnagarUttarakhand 263145, India
Corresponding Author: Chandra, D.; Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology PantnagarIndia; email: dchandra.009@gmail.com
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