Preferred Millet- A study by Nutreat

Ragi: As India's Favorite Millet

In the quest for healthier dietary choices, millets have gained significant attention, thanks to their numerous health benefits and versatility. As part of Nutreat's comprehensive study, we aimed to identify the preferred millet among different age groups across India. Conducted in a closed group of 200 participants, we collected votes from 157 members, offering valuable insights into India's favorite millet.


Join us as we delve into the study's findings, which include a pan-India representation and diverse millet preferences among different age groups.


Preferred millet study

 The Study:

Nutreat's study encompassed a diverse group of participants randomly selected from various regions across India. With representation from different age groups, we aimed to capture a holistic view of millet preferences. The study's closed group of 200 participants resulted in 157 members casting their votes, leading to the following insightful results:

- Ragi: 93
- Jowar: 13
- Bajra: 16
- Others (Little millet, Kudo millet, barnyard millet, foxtail millets): 35

Analyzing the Results:

To provide a visual representation of the voting patterns and facilitate a better understanding of the preferences, we have prepared bar diagrams that showcase the distribution of votes among different millet varieties.


Preferred Millets-Study by nUtreat

 Insights and Analytics:

1. Ragi (Finger Millet): The results of the study clearly establish Ragi as the undeniable favorite millet among participants, capturing an impressive 93 of the votes. Ragi's exceptional nutritional composition, including high fiber, calcium, iron, and essential amino acids, played a significant role in its popularity across different age groups. The versatility of Ragi in traditional Indian breakfasts, baked goods, and other culinary preparations further contributed to its appeal.

2. Jowar (Sorghum): While Jowar secured 13 of the votes, it demonstrated a considerable level of appreciation among participants. Known for its gluten-free nature and rich dietary fiber content, Jowar has gained recognition among health-conscious individuals seeking nutritious alternatives.

3. Bajra (Pearl Millet): With 16 of the votes, Bajra emerged as a popular choice among the participants. Bajra's high iron content and ability to provide sustainable energy make it a preferred millet variety in several regions across the country.

4. Other Millet Varieties: The "Others" category, comprising Little millet, Kudo millet, barnyard millet, and foxtail millets, accounted for 35 of the votes. This indicates a growing appreciation for the diverse range of millet options available and highlights the expanding awareness of their health benefits.


Nutreat's study, conducted among a closed group of 200 participants with 157 members casting their votes, offers valuable insights into millet preferences across India. Ragi's remarkable popularity as the favorite millet underscores its outstanding nutritional profile, versatility in culinary applications, and cultural significance. The study also highlights the growing recognition and acceptance of other millet varieties among health-conscious individuals.

As we witness a shift towards healthier eating habits, incorporating millets into our diets is a wise choice. Whether you opt for Ragi, Jowar, Bajra, or any other millet variety, Nutreat encourages you to embrace these nutritious grains and savor the goodness they bring to your meals.

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