Antioxidant properties of germinated millets (Eleusine coracana & Pennisetum glaucum): A Comparative study
Ekta Singh Chauhan, *Sarita
India is largest producer of millets, can be excellent option for the sake of overcoming the intense problem of food insecurity and malnutrition, the quality of diet should be given significant weightage. Finger and pearl millet, both are major one in millets, easily cultivated over the year, have excellent storage properties of the grains and high nutritive value (equal to rice and wheat), major and minor nutrients such as carbohydrate, protein, dietary fiber, calcium and iron. Finger and pearl millet have many antioxidant properties that are helpful to prevent many health problems such as lowering blood pressure, risk of heart disease, prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, decreasing tumor cases etc. Changes antioxidants were followed during 48 hours germination of finger and pearl millet. There was significantly increased in finger millet from 230.9±1.01 to 262.3±1.10 mg/100g of total phenol. In pearl millet, total phenol was significantly increased from 180.6±2.05 to 240.4±1.05 mg/100g after germination process. FRAP (ferric reducing antioxidant property) was also founded in increasing trend during germinated of finger and pearl millet.