Cereals/Baking And Confectionary


  • Project assistance can be provided for Wheat milling, Rice Milling, Paddy Parboiling, Flaked rice production, Maize Flakes, Wheat Dahlia production, Corn flakes, Dehusking of Ragi, Malted Ragi and Ragi Rice production. Contact us for speciality production from Coarse Cereals.
  • Of all the cereals and millets, finger millet has the highest amount of calcium (344mg%) and potassium (408mg%). It has higher dietary fibre, minerals, and sulphur containing amino acids compared to white rice, the current major staple in India. Despite finger millet's rich nutrient profile, recent studies indicate lower consumption of millets in general by urban Indians. Finger millet is processed by milling, malting, fermentation, popping, and decortication. Noodles, vermicelli, pasta, Indian sweet (halwa) mixes, papads, soups, and bakery products from finger millet are also emerging. In vitro and in vivo (animal) studies indicated the blood glucose lowering, cholesterol lowering, ant ulcerative, wound healing properties, etc., of finger millet. However, appropriate intervention or randomized clinical trials are lacking on these health effects. Glycaemic index (GI) studies on finger millet preparations indicate low to high values, but most of the studies were conducted with outdated methodology. Hence, appropriate GI testing of finger millet preparations and short- and long-term human intervention trials may be helpful to establish evidence-based health benefits. (Ref Shobana S, NCBI Resources)