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Little Millet / ചാമ / சாமா / कुटकी


Little Millet (Samai Rice, Panicum sumatrense), sometimes known as tiny millet, is a millet species belonging to the Poaceae family. This cereal is similar to proso millet in terms of dependence, although it is much smaller. These are spread across Asia’s temperate zones, including the Caucasus, China, and East Asia, as well as the continent’s tropics, including India, and Malaysia. You can eat it as a rice replacement. It is high in fibre and filled with numerous minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron, and calcium. It is also packed with the health benefits of vitamin B and works as an antioxidant for your body.

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Little Millet (Panicum miliare), one of the small millets, is called kutki in Hindi, sava (Marathi), gajro (Gujrati), same (Kannada), samai (Tamil), and samalu (Telugu). Little millet is suitable for people of all age groups. Little millet is grown throughout India and is a traditional crop. It detoxifies the body, lowers bad cholesterol levels, prevents onset of breast cancer and Type-II diabetes, reduces high blood pressure and risk of gastric ulcers/cancer, aids in treating respiratory conditions such as asthma and provides relief from constipation, bloating and cramps

Health Benefits

  • Rich in Potent Antioxidants: Little Millet is also rich in tannins, flavonoids which helps against diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cataract, cancer, inflammation, Gastrointestinal problems and delay ageing too.
  • Help treat Diabetes: Little millet is known to be a low glycemic index food and also high in dietary fibre. It takes longer time for glucose to enter the bloodstream and hence blood sugar levels remain stable. This effect proves beneficial for diabetics who have to control rapid rise and decline of blood glucose.
  • Helps lower cholesterol: Little millet is rich in Magnesium which helps improve heart health. It is also rich in Niacin which helps lower cholesterol.
  • Weight loss: Little millet contains phosphorus which is great for weight loss, tissue repair and energy production after strenuous workout. It also helps detoxify the body. Due to high water-soluble fibre content, they provide satiety, prolonged gastric emptying and weight loss.
  • Respiratory conditions: Little millet is known to treat respiratory condition like Asthma.
  • Gluten free: Samai is gluten free. It is an excellent alternative for those opting for gluten free diet or those with celiac disease/ gluten sensitive enteropathy.
  • Good For Digestion: Little millet is rich in dietary fibre, promoting healthy digestion and aiding in regular bowel movements.

1KG, 500 GM


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