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Brief Information About Five Siridhanya Millets

Foxtail Millet

Foxtail Millet is the oldest cultivated millet in the world. It contains blood sugar balancing healthy carbohydrates. The iron and calcium content present in it also helps strengthen immunity. In addition, foxtail millets help regulate your blood cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol levels in your body.

It is used as an energy source for pregnant and lactating women and sick people and children. Foxtail Millet releases glucose slowly and continuously without affecting the body’s metabolism. Foxtail Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be the most digestible and non-allergic grain available.

Little Rice Millet

Little Rice Millet is a fast-growing, short-duration cereal that can withstand both drought and waterlog.

This wonderful millet is suitable for all age groups. It helps prevent constipation and corrects all stomach-related problems. Its carbohydrate complex is slowly digested which is helpful for patients with diabetes.

Little millet is also an excellent option for those looking to lose weight. You can eat it as a rice replacement. It is high in fibre and filled with numerous minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron, and calcium. It is also packed with the health benefits of vitamin B and works as an antioxidant for your body.

Kodo Millet

The Kodo Millet is the origin of tropical and subtropical regions of South America and was domesticated in India 3000 years ago. Kodo Millet is extensively grown on the poorest soil in the whole of India. It requires less rainfall.

The grain is enclosed in hard, corneous, persistent husks that are difficult to remove. The color of the grain may vary from light red to dark brown.

Kodo Millet contains a good amount of protein, carbohydrates, fats, dietary fiber, and minerals. The grain is recommended as an alternative to rice for patients with diabetes.

Barnyard Millet

Barnyard Millet is widely cultivated as minor cereals for food. It has remarkable ability to withstand erratic rainfall and varying weather conditions.

Due to its nutritional quality traits like high dietary fiber content and rich nutritional profile with iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc minerals, it has become an important health food.

Browntop Millet

Browntop millet is one of the rarest among millets. It is native to India and grows in dryland tracts.

Consumption of this millet regularly leads to lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, duodenal ulcers and hyperglycemia or diabetes. It is also useful for healthy digestion and weight management. It is gluten-free and rich in essential nutrients. It is a rich source of natural fiber, containing the highest-fiber as compared to other millets about 12.5%. Due to the fiber content, it acts as a medicine for lifestyle diseases.