Indian Millets

Foxtail Millet – A Nutritional Powerhouse

Foxtail Millet (Thinai:Tamil,  Korra:Telugu, Navane:Kannada, Kang:Marathi) is the second-most widely planted millet in the world. They are high in Iron content and are totally pest-free. They aid in controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels & increase HDL cholesterol.

Health Benefits Of Foxtail Millet:

Crop Protein(g) Fat (g) Fiber(g) Minerals(g) Iron(mg) Calcium(mg) Calories (kcal)
Foxtail Millet 12.3 4 8 3.3 2.8 31 473

(Nutrition per 100gms)

Gluten Free: Foxtail Millet are considered to be the least allergenic and most easily digestible grains available. Since foxtail millet does not contain gluten, it is a wonderful grain alternative for people who are gluten-sensitive.

Helps Control Blood Sugar & Cholesterol: Unlike rice, foxtail millet releases glucose steadily without affecting the metabolism of the body. The incidence of diabetes is rare among the population which consumes foxtail millet diet. Foxtail Millet is a grain that should also be included on your list of heart-healthy choices because of its status as a good source of magnesium. A cup of cooked millet provides 19% of the daily value for magnesium.

Rich In Minerals, Proteins & Fiber: Foxtail Millet are particularly high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Foxtail millet are also rich in dietary fiber, protein and low in fat

How To Cook Foxtail Millet:

Foxtail Millet cooks as easily as rice in the pressure cooker or using the boiling method. It can be easily eaten with all the side dishes that you would eat with rice – eg. sambar, rasam, curds, dal etc. You can even make pulao, khichdi, pongal, upma and other such dishes with Foxtail Millet.

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