LITTLE MILLET & IT’S HEALTH BENEFITS.
what is Little millet ?
Little millet a species of millet in the family poaceae. it is an annual herbaceous plant .little millet grain are smooth and round about to 1.8 – 1.9 mm long. in Telugu it called as SAMALU, in Hindi KUTKI, SHAVAN,in Tamil SAMAI,Little millet can be cooked like rice, and it is milled and baked and it contain protein about to 7.7%,calcium 17 mg,fat 4.7 gm energy 341 calories(100 gram servings )
During the Indus valley civilization at the lot of Harappa and Farmana,the millet audience dominated by by little millet . Over 10,000 grains of little millet were reclaimed at Harappa. Little millet cultivation come to head at around 5% of total cereal assemblage
Long in the tooth historical roots of millet are to be begin in china where it was considered as blessed crop .The chief Shang Dynasty in the 2nd golden BC was known as Hou chi THE RULER OF MILLET . The book says that people of north India were also cultivating millet ,during prehistoric times.millet has traveled through out the MIDDLE EAST and NORTH AFRICA where it become a staple . It further became typical food of the Sumerian diet about 2500 BC
The hanging garden Babylon said to have included millet among their praised plants. traffic with Eritrea and Somalia circa 3000 BC, the early Egyptians grasped from the Africans how to cultivate millet which would grow well in dry Sahara, where wheat and and barley were unable to thrive the observing fact is that this is also mentioned in bible and was used during those days to make bread.
During olden days Little millet were used to eat as boiled rice and flours.Now in modern days it can be consumed as flours,vermicelli,noodles,and flakes,biscuits.etc…they having the best health benefits then compared to other cereals.
Control blood sugar level.
Helps improve heart health (rich in magnesium).
Good source of energy,protein, Fiber and minerals.
Good for weight loss(contains phosphorus)