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:

CropProtein(g)Fat (g)Fiber(g)Minerals(g)Iron(mg)Calcium(mg)Calories (kcal)
Foxtail Millet12.3483.32.831473

(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…

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How To Cook Millets – An Easy Step By Step Guide.

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Millets have been used in India for millions of years and have been known for its high nutritional profile and easy cooking abilities

You can easily replace rice with millets and the cooking is very similar to Rice.

Below we have mentioned some easy steps with which you can easily cook most millets with easy.

So go ahead and indulge!

What You Need: Millets – 1 cup, Water -3 cups

Easy Cooking Steps: 

  1. Clean millets and remove grits if any.
    2. Wash and add 3 cups of water and switch on the heat.
  2. When water starts boiling, reduce the heat to low, close it with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, switch off the flameand let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. The millets will get cooked fully in that resting time.

Fluff it with a fork and serve just as you serve rice with sambar, rasam or…

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