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).It 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.
-Nutraceutical properties: The millet is of low glycemic index food, contains slow digesting carbs and dietary fiber that takes longer time for glucose to enter the bloodstream and help control blood sugar levels.
-Other benefits: It is rich in magnesium that helps improve heart health. Vitamin B3 (niacin), a water-soluble vitamin, helps lower cholesterol. It also contains phosphorus which helps with weight loss, body tissue repair after strenuous workout and energy production.
-Detoxifies the body
-Aids in treating respiratory conditions such as asthma