Millet’s- the super crop of sustainability

Do you think that the food you eat is sustainable?

5,000 litres of water is used for 1 kg of rice. 45% if water consumption in India is used in rice crops.

Due to the increased population, the demand for rice and wheat increases gradually. The use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers have been increased. The soils have lost their fertility and nutrients due to lack of proper techniques used in agriculture. These lead to crop failures.

Here comes the super crop:

Millets are here to help us, millets can be grown in any type of climate, even at drought time. They take 80% less water than any rice, wheat, etc….

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They restore the soil fertility, millets have a high tendency to form symbiotic relationships with mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi helps in absorbing more nutrients and water efficiently.

During seasonal crop cultivation, millets can be used to restore soil fertility. So the next crop gets nutrients. They make dry lands to be productive.

Millets have less yeild per land area. So, the farmers are not ready to plant it and these crops doesn’t have much demand in the market. Which lead to less profits to the farmers.

We have even think about environment damage done by commercial crops such as rice, wheat, sugarcane, etc…. It just takes 200-250 litres of water for 1kg of millets

Millets are rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, phyto-chemicals and antioxidants that can help to eradicate the plethora of nutritional deficiency diseases.

This super crop is good for the environment as well as our health. Rice and wheat are just carbohydrates, these millets provide us with health benefits.

Slurrp farm (made by two mom’s):

Want your kids to be healthy or you. Here’s a company which provides healthy millets recipes such as millets chips, millet dosa batter,etc….

Slurrp farm was started by two mom’s Meghana Narayan and Shauravi Malik. These two mom’s started to make healthy, tasty and natural food for children. They made many recipes out of millets, and asked pre school kids for the taste as they don’t lie about the taste.The first product them is a 3 millet cookies. At present they have a wide variety of recipes which is made out of millets.

As nowadays we see children eating junk food and damaging their health in the early ages. Diabetes have been the major problem with junk food. Slurrp farm provide the healthy and tasty way to eat snacks. It reduces the risk of diseases to the children at a very young age. It’s a pediatric nutrition for the kids.

They use natural sugar substitutes like jaggery, honey or organic brown sugar where possible. They do not use hydrogenated fats and minimize the use of any refined flours. They add millets, lentils and wholegrains in their recipes.

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