Bajra  - Pennisetum Glaucum

Bajra  ( Pennisetum Glaucum )

Bajra is the major food crop of Rajasthan. This millet can be grown in sandy soils under rainfed conditions and hence assumes importance in the arid region of Rajasthan. This food grain crop is also grown abundantly in the arid tracts of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Pearl millet is well adapted to production systems characterized by drought, low soil fertility, and high temperature. It performs well in soils with high salinity or low pH. Because of its tolerance to difficult growing conditions, it can be grown in areas where other cereal crops, such as maize or wheat, would not survive.

Traditionally the mahangu is pounded with heavy pieces of wood in a 'pounding area'. The floor of the pounding area is covered with a concrete-like coating made from the material of termite mounds. As a result, some sand and grit gets into the pounded mahangu, so products like oshifima are usually swallowed without chewing. After pounding, winnowing may be used to remove the chaff. Some industrial grain processing facilities now exist, such as those operated by Namib Mills. Efforts are also being made to develop smaller scale processing using food extrusion and other methods. In a food extruder, the mahangu is milled into a paste before being forced through metal die. Products made this way include breakfast cereals, including puffed grains and porridge, pasta shapes, and "rice".

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