Probiotic Potential of Sorghum and Pearl Millet of The Semi-arid Tropics

Gopalakrishnan, S and Rajyalakshmi, K and Banerjee, R and Mazumdar, S D (2014) Probiotic Potential of Sorghum and Pearl Millet of The Semi-arid Tropics. In: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics, 24th - 26th June 2014, Budapest, Hungary.

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Cereals such as rice and wheat are the predominant staple food for millions across the world that lead not only to an array of emerging life style diseases but also challenges human health and nutrition. Hence, there is an urgent need for identifying and recommending diversity of other cereals which can enhance the nutrition of the mal-nourished population of the world. Two of ICRISAT’s mandate crops, sorghum and pearl millet, can serve this purpose as these can be the source of prebiotics (Total dietary fiber, resistant starch, total oligosaccharides, (3-glucan, etc.) for functional food.The main objective of the present investigation is to understand the probiotic potential of sorghum and pearl millet which is grown extensively in the Semi-Arid Tropics of the world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Probiotics
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 11:05
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 10:37
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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