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Granoss Foxtail Millet Semolina


Millet are very nutritious and considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available today. Millets are nonacid forming foods, thus making them soothing and easily digestible. They are veritable storehouse of health. These nutria- grains are so versatile in their culinary properties that any recipe made of other cereals can be made with millets.


Foxtail Millet Semolina is rich in dietary fiber, protein & low in fat. Since it does not contain Gluten, it is wonderful diet alternative for people who are gluten-sensitive. The International Publication for Nutrition to Advance Food and Life Science Research have identified that concentration of serum triglycerides were significantly lower in Foxtail Millet as compared to White Rice & Sorghum Groups. Foxtail Semolina is the best breakfast alternative.


Scientist in Seoul, South Korea , fed a high fax diet to rats for 8 weeks to induce hyperlipidemia , then randomly divided into four diet groups. At the end of the study, triglycerides were significantly lower in foxtail, and levels of C-reactive protein were lowest in the foxtail millet group. The researchers concluded that the millet may be useful in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Nutrition Research April 2010; 30(4) : 290-6


Specific References

Nutrient Composition
(per 100g edible portion 12% mosture)
Protein (g) 11.2 Energy (k cal) 351
Fat (g) 4.0 Ca (mg) 31
Ash (g) 3.3 Fe (mg) 2.8
Crude Fiber (g) 6.7 Thaimin (mg) 0.59
Carbohydrate (g) 63.2 Riboflavin (mg) 0.11

All values except protein are expressed on a dry weight basis
Source: Hulse and others (1980) United States National Research
Council/ National Academy of Science (1982)
USDA/HNIS (1995) FAO (2012)
  1. Roast one cup of Foxtail Millet Semolina on a pan and keep aside.
  2. Take another pan and finely chopped vegetables with 2 tsp of oil ghee.
  3. Season with few curry leaves, 1 tsp of mustard seeds, ½ tsp of cumin seeds, along with 1 tsp chana dal and 1 tsp of urad dal.
  4. Add 2.5 cups water to this mixture. Add salt as required.
  5. When the water boils, lower the flame, then add the roasted semolina in 4 to 5 batches and mix well.
  6. Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and stir well.

Serve the cooked hot Foxtail Millet Upma and enjoy with chutney or pickle.
Use this to replace rice semolina, Wheat semolina in your cooking. Rest of the recipe remains same.


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