Foxtail Millet (Thinai Arisi/ Korralu)
Foxtail millet is a type of cereal grain that belongs to the grass family. It is widely cultivated for its edible seeds, which are rich in protein, fiber, and minerals. Foxtail millet is also drought-resistant and can grow in poor soils. Foxtail millet can be cooked as a whole grain, ground into flour, or popped like popcorn. It has a mild nutty flavor and a chewy texture. Foxtail millet is a versatile and healthy grain that can be enjoyed in many ways. It is also good for the environment as it requires less water and fertilizer than other crops. Foxtail millet is a true superfood that can benefit both people and the planet.
- It is rich in antioxidants that can protect the body from oxidative stress and chronic diseases.
- It has a low glycemic index and can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes.
- It contains high amounts of iron and calcium, which are essential for blood formation, muscle function and bone health.
- It is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, which can support digestion, immunity, metabolism and overall well-being.
- It has a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture that can add variety and taste to different dishes.
How to use?
Foxtail millet can be cooked like rice or other grains. It can be boiled, steamed, roasted or popped. It can be used to make porridge, bread, cakes, cookies, noodles, salads and soups. It can also be sprouted or fermented to enhance its nutritional value and flavor.
- Preferred to consume like normal rice.
- Suitable for diabetes.
- Good for obese people and weight watchers.