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Millets are rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron and minerals. Adding millets to our diet is a great way to prevent heart and blood vessel disorders.
Foxtail millet (thinayari) is a nutritious grain. It is low on Glycemic Index. It increases satiety, decreases hunger and slows down the rate of digestion. It is considered the perfect substitute for a healthy diet. It can be cooked in 1/4th the time of ordinary rice. Serve it as rice or kanji. All dishes that can be made with ordinary rice, like upma, ada, paniyaram, idli, dosa, dhokla and fried rice, can be made with foxtail millet.
Little millet (chamayari) is a rich source of B vitamins, protein, minerals, like calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, and essential fats, which help in digestion. It is low on Glycemic Index. Its high fiber content makes it a good replacement for rice. Cook it in 1/4th the time of ordinary rice and serve it as rice or kanji. Dishes like upma, dosa, pulao, pongal, etc., which are made with ordinary rice, can be made with little millet.
Kodo Millet has low glycemic index, which helps in sugar control. This makes it a great substitute for polished white rice. Gluten-free, it is great for people with gluten intolerance. It is easy to digest. It is rich in antioxidants, dietary fiber and vitamins. Regular consumption of kodo millet is beneficial for menopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular diseases.