Pearl millet or bajra, is perhaps the most famous & widely available variety of millets. It is a very nutrient-dense food and is especially great for those with diabetes. Here are the 5 health benefits of bajra/pearl millet. We also take you through a recipe to make tasty bajra roti. The oxalates and other antinutrients in bajra can interfere with the absorption of certain nutrients like iron, zinc, phosphorus and other micronutrients. Soaking or fermenting bajra can reduce its antinutrient content.