History: Foxtail Millet is one of those Forgotten Millet grains that were a part of ancient Indian culture. Foxtail Millets are widely cultivated in China, India And Africa. Western world and developed nations are now accepting it as nutritious food for humans.
Looks: Forgotten Foxtail millet grain is round in shape and is light yellow color in appearance.
Names: Foxtail Millet is known as Siridhanyalu Korra Biyam in Telugu, Siridhanya Navane Akki in Kannada, Sridhanya Kangni Chawal in Hindi and Sirithenaigal Thinai Arisi or Thenai in Tamil. The scientific name of Foxtail millet is Setaria Italica.
-Foxtail millet has the highest content of Zinc 4.1 mg/100 g which is the highest zinc content found in any grain.
-It's naturally Gluten Free
-It has high dry insoluble fiber
-Foxtail millet high in Anti-Oxidants.
-Low in GI and hence suitable for diabetics
Below is the nutrition chart of Foxtail millet for 1 serving of 80 grams:
Soak FORGOTTEN FOODS Foxtail millet in water for half hour. Cook like rice in cooker. Rice can be replaced with millets in your staple diet, any rice dish can be made using millets. You could also cook porridge, sprinkle millets over salads and soups.
DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. The above mentioned benefits are common community folk knowledge in India. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The result may vary from person to person.
Forgotten Foxtail Millet Whole Grain - 900g