Little Millet (Panicum miliare), one of the small millets, is called kutki in Hindi, sava (Marathi), gajro (Gujrati), same (Kannada), samai (Tamil), and samalu (Telugu).
Little millet is suitable for people of all age groups. Little millet is grown throughout India and is a traditional crop. It is a relative of proso millet but the seeds of little millet are much smaller than proso millet.
It is mostly consumed as rice. Any recipe that demands staple rice can be prepared using little millet. It has the smallest grains, so it cooks faster than other millets.
-Beneficial for nervous system: Being high in lecithin, it helps in strengthening nervous system.
-Prevention of pellagra: Pellagra is a type if skin disease caused due to niacin deficiency, in which skin becomes scaly and rough and starts falling off. Proso millet helps prevention of pellagra.
-Rich source of calcium: Proso millet has high amount of calcium in absorbable form which is essential for bone growth and maintenance.
-Phosphorus: It is rich source of phosphorous which is essential for cell building and genetic replication in the body.
-Reduced risk of Diabetes: Being high in magnesium, it has been proved that regular consumption of millet can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, as it keeps a check on glucose and regulates insulin.
-Help prevents gallstones: The high content of insoluble fiber in the millet helps prevent gallstones and reduces the probbaility of excessive secretion of bile.
-Anti-ageing properties: It contains antioxidants which delay the ageing process. Anti-oxidants are substances which remove free radicals from your body.
-It has health benefits for postmenopausal women suffering from heart ailments like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or any cardiovascular disease.
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