Bajra can be called a hardy crop because it grows well; even in the driest and most inhospitable climate. This is probably why it has become an integral part of the food of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Technically, bajra is not a grain, it’s millet or small-seeded grass. It came to India from Africa in about 2000BC and has since become an integral part of our everyday diet. For people who are looking to lose weight in an efficient manner, bajra is the best grain for you. It consists of complex carbs and is absorbed slowly from our digestive system, preventing you from eating too much. Bajra is also gluten-free, which makes it an ideal grain for people who are allergic to gluten.
A hardy crop, bajra is a super grain, working its way into our diet with its many benefits. Apart from being a rich source of insoluble fibre, it also helps manage diabetes because of its rich fiber content. A good source of magnesium, bajra is very good for heart patients because it is capable of preventing risk factors of BP and diabetes. Bajra also contains polyphenols that are anti-carcinogenic and contain antioxidants that prevent free radical damage. They are also associated with a positive effect on overall health.