Little Millet, one of the small millets, is commonly called kutki in Hindi. It is also known as sava in Marathi, gajro in Gujrati, same in Kannada, samai in Tamil, and samalu in Telugu. A traditional crop, it is grown across India.
✔Nutraceutical properties: The millet is of low glycemic index food, contains slow digesting carbs and dietary fiber that takes longer time for glucose to enter the bloodstream and help control blood sugar levels.
✔Other benefits: It is rich in magnesium that helps improve heart health. Vitamin B3 (niacin), a water-soluble vitamin, helps lower cholesterol. It also contains phosphorus which helps with weight loss, body tissue repair after strenuous workout and energy production.
✔Detoxifies the body
✔Aids in treating respiratory conditions such as asthma
Little Millet in diet:
The boiled grains can be mixed with vegetables for making salad, for adding crunch to your chapattis, muffins and breads. It can also be used in preparing baby food, as porridge or as a stuffing for paranthas or rolls