About Little Millet
The little millet seed is grown and harvested in the spring, and then cooked into a nutty and nutritious dish that is also gluten-free.
Little millet is one of the smallest millets and is also called as kutki in Hindi, sava (Marathi), garjro (Gujarati), same (Kannada) , Samai (Tamil) and samalu in Telugu.
Health BenefitsSamai rice is high in fiber and had a low glycemic index, which is recommended for diabetes. Samai rice is nutritious, non-glutinous (non-sticky), and is not acid-forming food. Little Millets are low in carbohydrates, so the breakdown of glucose is also slow, hence it takes longer for glucose to enter the bloodstream, so the blood sugar levels are stable. It is highly beneficial for diabetics who have to control their insulin spikes.
Little millets have a high amount of Magnesium which helps improve heart health. Little millet is also rich in Niacin which is beneficial for managing cholesterol.
Samai rice is rich in phosphorus, which helps in tissue repair and energy production, especially post a strenuous workout. It also helps detoxify the body as it has high water-soluble fiber, which provides satiety, and prolonged gastric emptying, which indirectly aids weight loss. Being low in GI and high in protein it?s a perfect pick for weight loss. It is also gluten-free. Little millet helps in celiac diets, and weight loss diets. Little millet is also a good pick for pcod and hormone issues.
Little Millet contains tannins and flavonoids that help to fight cardiovascular diseases, cataracts, cancer, inflammation, and gastrointestinal problems. Little millet may also delay aging. Little millet is rich in phenolic compounds.