Little millet is also called as king of cereals because of its rich nutritional and medicinal value. It is a very reliable crop in view of its resistance to pests/diseases, to adverse agro-climatic conditions of high drought as well as water logging. It was grown throughout India and is a traditional crop of South India.
Known as Saame in Kannada, Samai in Tamil, Samalu in Telugu and Kutki in Hindi.
-It is high dry insoluble fiber which keeps your digestive tract clean and prevents gall stones.
-Good for constipation and heals stomach related ailments.
-Increases semen count in men.
-Good for women with irregular periods problems and postmenopausal women. Its's low glycaemic index which helps control blood sugar levels.
-High in anti-oxidants and phosphorus.
-Little millet is very good for thyroid problems.
Soak for half hour in water. Cook like rice in cooker. Rice can be replaced with millets in your staple diet, any rice dish can be made using millets.
Little millet - 900g