site.btaBenefits of Millet Highlighted at Event Organized by India's Embassy
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing global food security, India's Ambassador Sanjay Rana said during a culinary demonstration organized by India's Embassy in Sofia on the occasion of the International Year of Millets. He presented this cereal as the superfood of the future.
The diplomat said that when India became relatively richer, it started using more wheat and rice and became one of the leading producers of those crops in the last 50-60 years. They, however, are not sustainable: rice needs much water, meaning that the ground water of the future generations is being used. In contrast, millet needs less water.
Millet is good for the nervous system, reduces cholesterol levels, has anti-aging properties, lowers the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure and is good for the bones.
For his part, Chef Kovachev said millet is a very good antioxidant. It used to be part of traditional Bulgarian cuisine and can now be prepared in many different ways.