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Table 2 Proximate analysis of pearl and finger millets (g/100 g)

From: The nutritional use of millet grain for food and feed: a review

Nutrients Pearl millet Finger millet
Moisture 12.4 7.15–13.1
Protein 11.6–11.8 7.7
Fat/lipids 4.8–5.0 1.8
Minerals 2.2–2.3 2.7
Dietary fibre 11.3 15–22.0
Neutral detergent fibre 9.0 12.7
Acid detergent fibre 3.3 8.7
Carbohydrates 67–67.5 75.0–83.3
Gross energy (MJ/kg) 17.0 15.8
Minerals (mg/ 100 g)
 Phosphorus 296 130–250.0
 Potassium 307 430–490
 Magnesium 137 78–201
 Calcium 42 398.0
 Sodium 10.9 49.0
 Zinc 3.1 2.3
 Iron 8.0 3.3–14.89
 Manganese 1.15 17.61–48.43
 Copper 1.06 0.47
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