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Bringing the Clan Together – Millet

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  The children were the ones having the best time on the 5th of January when the 6 households of the Rani Clan of Nongtraw, Khatarshnong, East Khasi Hills District Meghalaya celebrated the annual Millet Festival. Traditionally celebrated by millet growing … Continue reading

Chizame Celebrates Millet

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NESFAS joined Chizame in celebrating Millet on the 28th August 2015. Hosted by North East Network (NEN), the event was organised to celebrate the millet based biodiverse food and farming of North East India, and to encourage further revival of … Continue reading

The Chandigre Cooks’ Alliance Cook In

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A visit to Chandigre Village, falling under the Rongram Community and Rural Development Block of West Garo Hills, on 7th August 2015 by the NESFAS team ended with a scrumptious meal prepared by the Cooks’ Alliance there. The team accompanied by four … Continue reading

NESFAS puts a Twist in Taste

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Millet crepe with fern and smoked pork filling

Millet breakfast reduces blood sugar: study
Low glycemic index helps bring down glucose levels better than rice dishes.

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By R. Sujatha Though millets have found their way in to dishes served at health expositions, diabetics, who need it more, are yet to start including it in their diet. A pilot study undertaken by M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, … Continue reading

All-rounder Millets on Rural People’s Plates Since the Sangam Period

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Millets formed a major part of the food people in rural areas consumed until recently. In fact, in remote villages of Tamil Nadu, food items made of millets were staple food and rice was consumed occasionally. They had nelluchoru (food … Continue reading