Effect of planting methods and nutrient on yield of Pearlmillet
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The nutrient content of pearlmillet compares very well with other cereals and millets. It has high protein content with slightly superior amino acid profile. Pearlmillet grain contains 13-14 per cent protein, 5-6 per cent fat, 74 per cent carbohydrate and 1-2 per cent minerals. It also contains higher amount of carotene, riboflavin (Vit B2) and niacin Vit B4. (Chhidda Singh et al., 2009). Pearlmillet is largely grown for grain and fodder purpose under hot, dry conditions on infertile soils of low water holding capacity where other crops generally fail. Pearlmillet as a food crop is limited to the developing countries in Asia, and particularly in Africa. It is estimated that over 95% of pearlmillet production is used as food, the reminder being divided between animal and poultry feed (7%), other uses (seed, bakery products, snacks, etc.,) and waste. Pearlmillet is used in flat breads (roti) or mixed up to 25% with wheat flour for use in yeast breads.
Auteur Abhishek Sagar
Uitgever Gautam Ghosh
Uitgever Joy Dawson
Product type Paperback
Maat 220 x 150 mm