Foxtail Millet

  • One of the oldest of all the cultivated millets. 

  • Rich in dietary fiber, protein and low in fat.

  • Available in form of semolina, rice or fine textured flour.

  • Foxtail millets are non-acid forming foods, non glutinous and highly nutritious.

  • Have high amounts of phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium.

  • Can be cooked in many ways including porridge, breads, muffins, upma, salads, granola bars, or eaten as a substitute for rice.

  • Heart Health : Helps reduce the chances of blockage in the heart. Low sugar count in the blood reduces such risk.

  • Fighting Diabetes : Helps in lowering the amount of LDL. Has a low glycemic index.

  • High in antioxidants : Antioxidants help in fighting damage-causing free radicals and reducing oxidative stress. Helps in relieving stress related ailments like anxiety, hypertension, depression and headaches.

  • Weight loss : Helps in curbing appetite. Foxtail millets get digested at a slower rate thus keeping one full longer. 

Barnyard Millet

  • Fastest growing crop, with grains ripening in 45 days from the sowing time, under optimal weather conditions. 

  • Because of its similarity in taste to broken rice, when cooked, it is called " sanwa rice " . 

  • Can be given as porridge to babies between 6-8 months and as dosa, idlis for babies above one year and toddlers.

  • Flour can be added to roti dough, idli or dosa batter.

  • Whole millets can be used to prepare upma, khichdi etc.


  • Low in calories : Good source of highly digestible protein, and low in calories

  • Rich in fiber : Excellent source of dietary fiber, highest amounts in comparison to other grains and millets.

  • Low Glycemic index : Has a low glycemic index and recommended to patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. 

  • Good source of iron : Contains high amounts of iron (18.6 mg in 100g of raw millet ) making it a  good source of iron for vegetarians and vegans.

Kodo Millet 

  • Closely resembles rice.

  • Easy to digest and rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants.

  • Shown to reduce knee and joint pain, helps regularize menstruation in women.

  • High mineral content like calcium, magnesium and iron.

  • Rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid.

  • Regular consumption of kodo millet is very beneficial for postmenopausal women suffering from sign of cardiovascular disease, like hight blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.


  • Antioxidant and anti-microbial : Consist of polyphenols and antioxidants. Polyphenols possess antimicrobial action against certain bacteria.

  • Weight loss : High in fiber and prevents weight gain. Prevents rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

  • Hypertension : Beneficial for post menopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

  • Cholesterol : Helps lower triglycerides and C-reactive protein, thus lowering bad cholesterol and ideal for heart health.

Little Millet

  • Rich source of B-vitamins, minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, potassium among others.

  • Mostly consumed as rice, little millet cooks faster than other millets, since it has smaller grains.

  • Little millet has a significant role in providing nutraceutical components such as phenols, tannins, and phytates along with other nutrients.

  • High in fat, comprising majorly of the healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).

  • The flavonoids present in the little millet act as antioxidants and play many roles in the body's  immune defense system.


  • Good source of antioxidants : High in antioxidants such as polyphenols, phenolic compounds, tannins, flavonoids.

  • Heart health : Little millet contains magnesium which can help improve heart health. Vitamin B3 (niacin) in little millet helps lower cholesterol. Little millet is a good source of phosphorus which helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and energy production.

  • Diabetes : Little millet is a low glycemic index food, a good source of slow digesting carbohydrates and dietary fiber. It takes longer for glucose to enter the bloodstream and hence blood sugar levels are stable.

Brown top Millet

  • Brown top millet, also called as 'signalgrass', is one of the rarest among the millets. 



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