Granoss Little 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.
Little Millet Semolina is consumed as the best breakfast alternative .A very good health supplement which can be had with fruits & nuts. The Little Millet has high fat content ie. 5.2% & high crude fiber ie.7.6% as compared to Rice. Millets can be added to vegetable salads to increase the nutritional value.
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)
- Roast one cup of Little Millet Semolina on a pan and keep aside.
- Take another pan and finely chopped vegetables with 2 tsp of oil ghee.
- 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.
- Add 2.5 cups water to this mixture. Add salt as required.
- When the water boils, lower the flame, then add the roasted semolina in 4 to 5 batches and mix well.
- Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and stir well.
Serve the cooked hot Little 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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