Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2023, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (1): 22-33.DOI: 10.11983/CBB22180

Special Issue: 杂粮生物学专辑 (2023年58卷1期)

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Progress and Prospect of Research on the Quality of Broomcorn Millet

Qinghua Yang, Honglu Wang, Baili Feng*()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas/College of Agronomy, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
  • Received:2022-08-01 Accepted:2022-10-10 Online:2023-01-01 Published:2023-01-05
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Abstract: Broomcorn millet (Panicum miliaceum) has a short growth period, high water use efficiency, resistance to salt, alkali, and insect pests. It is an important crop in the adjustment of planting structure. Broomcorn millet is rich in starch, protein, essential amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins (niacin, B vitamins, folic acid, etc.), minerals (phosphorus, calcium, zinc, iron), dietary fiber, phenolics, etc. It is also gluten-free, an ideal food for people who are allergy to gluten. In addition, broomcorn millet has the functions of lowering blood sugar, anti-inflammatory, and preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Therefore, broomcorm millet is an environmental friendly crop and beneficial to human health. It can be used as a future smart food for our country to deal with hidden hunger. This paper summarizes the research progress on the quality of broomcorn millet from the perspectives of appearance quality, nutritional quality and processing quality, and provides a reference for the quality research, processing and utilization of broomcorn millet.

Key words: broomcorn millet, appearance quality, nutritional quality, processing quality