Foxtail Millets are natively known as kangni, kang and kakum.
These are tiny seeds covered in thin, crispy hull and are light yellow-brownish in colour.
There are many varieties of fox tails available in India.
The Foxtail millet has high nutritious value thus making it health-friendly and its unique sweetness and nutty flavour makes it even more appetising.
Foxtail millet is an absolutely great substitute to rice as it keeps you satiated for longer hours.
Foxtail millet is loaded with ample amounts of Tryptophan for avoiding those hunger pangs.
Foxtail millets are rich in iron and calcium, and thus maintain health of bones and muscles.It helps meet the calcium and phosphorus needs of the body for combating brittle bones, inflammation, osteoporosis, arthritis and spondylitis.
Foxtail millet is high in Vitamin B1, thus helping to keep various neurological disorders at bay!
Foxtail millet is gluten free, rich in protein and low in carbs which helps in the formation of neurotransmitter acetylcholine that transfers messages between muscle and nerves.
Being a powerhouse in nutrition, Foxtail millet keeps up the stamina, keeps you stronger and builds immunity in order to fight various infections lurking around.
Foxtail millet contains a good source of amino acids including Lecithin and Methionine which play a crucial level in decreasing cholesterol by reducing excess fat in the liver. The presence of Threonine prevents fatty liver, further decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol.
It is an amazing choice of food for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Eat it with loads of vegetables to regulate bowel movements and to lose weight.