Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses. Compared to rice (especially polished rice) millets release glucose slowly and over a long period of time which reduces the risk of diabetes. Being gluten free it is also suitable for people with gluten intolerance/Celiac Disease. Millets are a good source of dietary fibre and are rich in essential minerals such as magnesium;copper and phosphorus. Millets can develop from planted seeds to mature;ready to harvest plants in a very short time frame;therefore;by consuming millets;you will be encouraging farmers in dry land areas to grow crops that are best suited for those regions. This is a step towards sustainable cropping practices and biodiversity.