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Jowar is one of the most popular types of grain consumed in India. After wheat, the maximum amount of cultivated land in India is used for growing Jowar. It is the 5th most important cereal in the world. Jowar is a staple source of nutrition in areas that are arid, and it also does not need special care for growing.  It is also gluten-free, therefore preferable for people who can’t consume wheat-based products.

Benefits of Jowar

  • High in Essential Vitamins & Minerals:

Jowar is a powerhouse of antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals. It is loaded with good amounts of calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorous, potassium and cell-building Vitamin B.

  • Antioxidant Rich

Jowar is a good source of phytochemical antioxidants like phenolic acids, phytosterols anthocyanins, tannins, and policosanols. Antioxidants are known to be vital for scavenging free radicals that cause inflammation in the body.

  • Improves Energy Levels

Levels: Jowar contains high amounts of Vitamin B3 that transforms food into energy usable by the body. It ensures that the energy levels in the body are consistent through the day rather than observing sudden spikes of energy.

  • Controls Diabetes

Low glycemic index, High-fibre and good Protein content of Jowar makes it an excellent diabetic option. Both fibre and protein in Jowar help slow down the release of sugars into the blood preventing sugar fluctuations thereby controlling Diabetes

Traditional Dishes with Jowar

Jowari Roti also called Jolada rotti/Jonna rotte/ Jwari Bhakri

Did you know?

Baiju, a white spirit made from Jowar is China’s National drink and is known for its health benefits