Granoss Little Millet
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.
The seed of Little Millet are smaller than those of common millet. It is generally consumed as rice and any recipe that demands staple rice can be prepared using little millet. The Little Millet has high fat content ie. 5.2% & high crude fiber ie. 7.6% as compared to Rice
Little millet SHOWED several nutraceutical components
According to the published report National Center for Biotechnology Information US mentions Little millet is a minor cereal crop that contains several nutraceutical components. Ready To Cook (RTC) flakes of the millet exhibited higher total dietary fiber content (22.40 %) .One serving (30 g) of RTC flakes provided 2.25 g of protein, 0.13 g of fat, 0.13 g of total minerals, 9.67 mg of iron and zero trans fats. The flakes also possessed a medium Glycemic Index (GI) of 52.11 ranging from 41.57 to 61.80 among normal volunteers. Glycemic Load (GL) of the flakes was a low of 9.24.
(per 100g edible portion, 12% moisture)
|Protein (g)||9.7||Energy (kcal)||329|
|Fat (g)||5.2||Ca (mg)||17|
|Ash (g)||5.4||Fe (mg)||9.3|
|Crude Fiber (g)||7.6||Thiamin (mg)||0.3|
|Carbohydrate (g)||60.9||Riboflavin (mg)||0.09|
|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)
- Soak Little millet in water for five minutes.
- After this put it into saucepan with 2 cups of water bring it to boil.
- Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook until all water is absorbed (10-15 Minutes).
- When it’s done the grain appears translucent and the millet is ready to be eaten as alternative to Rice.
Serve the cooked Little Millet hot and enjoy with Daal, Sambar, Rasam, Curd, Curries, and Chutney etc.
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