The transformation of agriculture to more productive systems has often been accompanied by increased production of a fewer crops species. Concurrently, the area and production of a great diversity of traditional crops have declined. Yet in many parts of the world, these traditional crops play an important role in maintaining stable and sustainable forms of agriculture. One such traditional group of cereal crops is the little millets. (The millets considered here are those being cultivated in the subtropical and tropical areas of the Old World), little millet (Panicum sumatrense) the grains of little millets, being nutritionally superior to rice and wheat, provide cheap proteins, minerals and vitamins to poorest of the poor, where the need for such ingredients is the maximum. Practically devoid of grain storage pests, the little millets have indefinite storage life.
Citation: Dangeti SR, Karthikeyan S, Kumar GR, Desai S (2013) Proximate and Phytochemical Analysis of Seed Coat from P. sumantranse (Little Millet). Biochem Anal Biochem 2: 134. doi:10.4172/2161-1009.1000134