With an aim to create awareness about the lesser known crop millets, the Agriculture Department, Government of Karnataka hosted the 3 day long ‘National Trade Fair – Organics & Millets 2017’ from 28-30th of April, 2017 at Tripura Vasini, Palace Grounds, to give organic and millet farmers a national platform to showcase their produce to retailers as well as consumers. The response has been great over the last 2 days with over 30,000 visitors enthusiastically visiting and stalls and interacting with the farmers.
Millets are known as the super food, they are nutritional powerhouses high in proteins, dietary fiber, B complex vitamins, essential amino acids, folic acid and Vitamin E. They are particularly high in minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Phosphorus, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium. They hence, are the best food naturally available to combat numerous diseases along with the ill effects of refined and junk food. This is now a known fact, but do we know the number of food items that can be prepared with this miracle grain?
In this regard, the Agriculture Department, Government of Karnataka, along with ICRISAT and Vasudhaika Software Pvt Ltd, have launched a millet recipe app called, “Millet Melodies” to bring back yester-years ‘bakery’ and ‘sweets and savories’ recipes, with new modern flavours.
#Letsmillet together to help the planet, farmers and our youth of today!
The app is now available for downloads on Android and iOS stores.